Guam - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the temporary bridge at Ylig. The bridge will be used as a bypass to accommodate through traffic while the existing bridge is replaced. Department of Public Works Director Joanne Brown says the project is 100% federally funded and includes replacing the superstructure and improving the foundations of the existing bridge and roadway approaches to bring them up to current standards.
She said, "We were very fortunate in this particular area that we had the additional government easement to be able to install the temporary bridge unlike Talofofo or Togcha where we're only building one side of the bridge at a time."
Smithbridge Guam, Inc. was awarded the $8 million project and should be done by early next year. The bridge is critical to the opening of the new Layon landfill.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>
The Guam Department of Education was alerted to an image on social media that showed a screenshot of a Facebook post claiming to shoot up, “SHS.”More >>