Haulover Bridge Traffic Delayed by Suspended Iron; Chief Engineer Provides Explanation
Traffic was delayed on the approach of the Haulover Bridge due to a piece of iron that suspended from the bridge’s overhead. It prevented vehicles resorting to a one-way traffic. Love News spoke with Chief Engineer, Evondale Moody, to find out what really happened.
Evondale Moody, Engineer Coordinator, MIDH: “In respect to the Haulover Bridge, from our investigation, we found out over the weekend that we had a large articulated vehicle I think it was owned by Lopez Equipment Company Limited that traversed the Haul Overbridge and what happened is that the top of the truck itself pulled down one of the top cord on the structure itself and it damaged that cord and also I think there were some video cameras that were attached for the police department to the bridge itself. We have done some assessment on the bridge and we have removed that top cord. It’s not one of the main cords for the structure itself and so we don’t see any issues with the bridge itself. From our initial onset, we had indication or we had indicated that we had concerns with the structure, but our main concern was the deck structure for the bridge and that’s why we had restricted load movements on the structure in terms of the deck. But with what occurred over the weekend, we don’t see any issues with that in terms of the structural integrity of the bridge itself.”