The Roads Authority (RA) has temporarily closed Thuchila Bridge near Nkando in Mulanje district to carry out maintenance works.
Public Relations officer for RA Portia Kajanga told YFM online that, the bridge is very old and has been affected by corrosion among other problems.
“We have closed the bridge because it has outlived and therefore needs to be replaced so that people can be able to travel safely.”
“Currently we have put up a bailey bridge as we await new designs for a permanent structure after designs have been certified by relevant stakeholders,” Kajanga said.
Kajanga however, could not reveal the cost of the new structrure as it will depend on the type of design chosen as well as other factors.
Meanwhile, all traffic has been advised the general public to use M2 road which stretches from Limbe through Thyolo to Muloza in Mulanje.
Good road network remains crucial to the socio-economic development of the country.