The bridge linking Asaba, Delta State capital through Ughelli to Warri, Bayelsa and Rivers States, has collapsed.
The Ubuh bridge, which is located on the road linking Owashi-Uku, Aniocha South local government area to Kwale, Aboh, Ughelli, Sapele and Warri, all within Delta State, caved in on Monday.
Road users travelling through the road on Monday night and Tuesday morning were all stranded, lamenting the stress they would pass through before they can get to their destinations.
“It is stressful. The journey of five hours may turn out to be nine hours. Personally, l must have missed a lot. Some are already late to work,” a passenger lamented.
The chairman of Aniocha South Local Government Area, Hon. Pastor Jude Chukwunwike, has appealed to commuters plying the ever-busy road to make use of other alternative roads pending the reconstruction of the bridge.
During his visit to the site this Tuesday morning, the LGA chairman, in company of the Secretary to the Local Government, Prince Emordi Okonjo, assured that repair works would commenced immediately.
“Road users, save for pedestrians, should follow alternative roads to avoid being stranded. The site engineer has assured us that the bridge will be reconstructed within three working days for temporary use. I want to appeal to residents to bear with us as we are doing everything humanly possible to ensure that the bridge is back and better,” the LG boss assured.