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Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:00

The community of Maypen saw the official opening of a new bridge that will connect the village to the Philip Goldson highway over the Black Creek. The work came as area representative, Hon. Edmond Castro, consistently lobbied the Ministry of Works to have the works done. It took just under 2 years to construct at a value of 250 thousand dollars; including the approach to the bridge as well as the bridge itself, the new link will open an access route through what Hon. Castro says is one of the most scenic routes in the Belize River Valley area.

Previously there was an old dilapidated wooden bridge that was in dire need of repair most of the time. Seeing this Hon. Castro pledged that a new bridge would be constructed. With existing funds within the Ministry of Works work was done on the bridge with M&M engineering doing the foundation and the carriageway while the ministry assembled the bridge.

With the new bridge, travelers can now access Maypen from the Philip Goldson highway and can make their way to Isabella Bank.