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Trinidad & Tobago: Cap-de-Ville residents worried as bridge collapses

MEMBERS of over 30 households at Chin Yeun Kee Trace, Cap-de-Ville in Point Fortin are concerned for their safety, as the bridge they use to get to the main road has collapsed.

Residents told Newsday it began collapsing in April 2020 when a large TT Electricity Commission (T&TEC) truck tried to carry a lightpole across the bridge, but proved too heavy. .

Since then, they had been calling on the Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government to assist.

They said representatives came and took measurements but were never seen or heard from since.

During bad weather over the weekend, heavy rain made the bridge collapse even further and they said it is now a threat.

Bheydesh Motilal, a farmer and safety officer, told Newsday he had been in contact with Point Fortin MP Kennedy Richards Jr and Cedros councillor Shankar Teelucksingh.

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