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Chaos erupt at Vreed-En-Hoop, Georgetown Stellings after barge slams into Harbour Bridge

Updated: Sep 5, 2022

By Shemar Alleyne & Reana Griffith

The situation at the Georgetown Stelling

Chaos erupted on Sunday at the Georgetown and Vreed-En-Hoop Stellings as hundreds of commuters attempted to make their way to their destination following the abrupt closure of the Demerara Harbour Bridge.

The Harbour Bridge - the main thoroughfare over the river – was forced to close after a Tug and Barge slammed into the floating structure, hitting retractor nine span.

When MTV News Update visited the Stellings, hundreds of persons could have seen attempting to board a boat to head over the Demerara River.

The Corporation, in a statement, noted that Engineers are currently conducting maintenance work. Still, it is unclear whether it will be finished in time for the new academic year, which opens tomorrow.

Only in March, a tug and barge crashed into the 44-year-old bridge, dislocating a pontoon anchoring chain.


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