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.