The San Pedro Town Council has issued a release expressing deeps concerns over the safety of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge at Boca del Rio. The Council stressed that the bridge must be urgently and extensively repaired, plus there is the need for an additional new structure to accommodate the volume and size of traffic that supports life and economic livelihood between the two parts of our town
In the release, the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) stressed how important the bridge is the island community, calling it a ‘life artery for our town’. “For years, our residents paid fees and no accountability for the money was given, and no maintenance or repairs were done on our bridge,” stated the release form the SPTC.
The state of the current bridge is so dire that a new one is needed as soon as possible: “Our San Pedro Town Council and Area Representative Hon. Andre Perez, are responsible and responding, with urgency, to meet the extensive repair needs and generate funding for the construction of the new bridge. We have consulted with key stakeholders and we have heard the concerns of our residents.”
The Council described it as ‘a life-or-death situation (literally and figuratively)’: “San Pedro Town will continue to grow exponentially and as our municipality develops, your leaders will continue to hear your cries and concerns. Together we work to build our community ensuring safety, security, and stability. We ask your kind partnership as we continue to ensure development for our town and a better life for our people.”
A new fee structure is being designed to be responsive to the feedback and concerns of stakeholders and residents and in the next few weeks the Council will unveil the new but responsive fee structure for the bridge.