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Tourism: Rehabilitated 100-year old colonial bridge in Delta State Nigeria in West Africa Commissioned

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A recently rehabilitated bridge estimated to be over 100 years old in Delta State, Nigeria – one of the vestiges of colonial rule in Africa – has been commissioned by the Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom.

TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Governor Ortom commissioned the rehabilitated colonial bridge which links Oha to Orerokpe, the headquarters of Okpe Local Government Area of Delta State.

Prior to its rehabilitation, the bridge, which was about six feet wide, and could barely take one vehicle at a time, had been taken over by overgrown weeds.

The over 100-year-old bridge was said to have been constructed by the colonial masters to facilitate their movement into the hinterland of the Niger Delta from the commercial city of Warri.

The construction of the bridge by the colonial masters led to the Effurun-Oha-Orerokpe-Oviorie-Eku road project, which connects the university town of Abraka, Agbor and towards Onistha on the one hand and Uromi, Edo State en-route northern Nigeria on the other.

However, the story of the historic bridge has changed as the Delta State Commissioner for Works, Chief James Augoye on Monday handed the completely rehabilitated bridge to the State Government for commissioning.

The Benue State Governor who arrived in Delta State via the Osubi airport, was received by the State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.
TNG reports Governor Ortom also commissioned the Army Day Secondary School II, Effurun and other projects in the State.

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