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St. Paul Bridge community gets new bridge

The Crab Hole community at St. Paul Bridge, Bushrod Island has benefited from a newly constructed bridge under the initiative of a prominent resident of the community.

Dedication of the bridge brought joy to the entire community especially, students who were constrained to abandon classes each time it rains due to heavy flood.  The over LD500,000 bridge, which links the Crab Hole Community to Zuma and wea towns in Montserrado County Electoral District#16 has been of concern to residents since the previousl bridge there collapsed in 1985.

Since then, there has been three attempts to get it reconstructed but to no avail until a humanitarian and a prominent, Harrison Togba, took up the initiative to bring relief to the community of over 10,000 residents.
Residents of the three communities jubilated over the weekend during the dedicatory ceremony characterized by praise singing and dancing.

For his part, Mr. Togba said with no expectation of receiving anything from the residents, he had an urge to help the three communities, noting that what the residents had been thru for nearly 30 years was humiliating.

Meanwhile, community chairman, Rev. William W. Kantan, Sr. has expressed gratitude for the initiative and commended Mr. Tagba for coming to their aid.

Rev. Kantan said many days, children of the communities could not go to school because the entire area was cut off by flood, leaving no passage, but with the bridge, they will now walk freely to and from school. By Bridgett Milton – Editing by Jonathan Browne

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