The 60-meter bridge was inaugurated on 11th April 2022 following nearly three months of rehabilitation works.
The Governor of Southern Province, Alice Kayitesi has told IGIHE that the destruction was occasioned by heavy downpour.
“The bridge was destroyed during night hours. Technicians have informed us that the incident resulted from heavy rain which saw River Nyabarongo flooding. Structures of bridge in matter are placed on the side of Muhanga in Rongi Sector,” she noted.
Kayitesi has explained that Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Marine Regiment has arrived in the area to help residents cross the river using boats and support movements between both districts.
The Governor also revealed that a team of technicians and the Engineering Brigade which had built the bridge and Rwanda Transport Development Authority (RTDA) visited the area to seek how they can work together to fix the issue.
Rehabilitation of the bridge had been completed at a tune of more than Rwf185 million.
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