Majuro’s bridge still in good shape

JICA experts Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Furahasi Momoko at Majuro’s bridge last week Photo: Hilary Hosia.
JICA experts Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Furahasi Momoko at Majuro’s bridge last week
Photo: Hilary Hosia.

In response to a request from the Marshall Islands government, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) flew in bridge expert Kashiwamura Tomohiko and Project Coordintaor from JICA headquarters Furuhashi Momoko for a four-day assessment on the Majuro bridge last week.

Aside from a minor 0.65-millimeter crack on the abutment under the bridge, the 30.8-meter bridge is safe and in good condition, the duo told the Journal.

Tomohiko and Momoko commended Public Works for maintaining the bridge, adding that the pavement is smooth for a 32-year old bridge.

Prior to their departure, the team conducted a workshop with Public Works on proper bridge maintenance.

Read more about this in the October 16, 2015 edition of the Marshall Islands Journal.

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