The bailey bridge that crosses Ebonyi River at Akpoha Community was constructed by the Nigerian Army Engineering Corps after the existing bridge was destroyed during the Nigerian civil war. The reconstruction of this bridge brought a sigh of relieve to members of the community as it served as the most effective means of conveying their farm produce, which was at the other side of the river. Over the years, the wooden basement started wearing out from different sections of the bridge as a result of several factors such as weather, environmental and human activities. With time, it became completely impossible for vehicles, motor cycles and even bicycles to transport farm produce to the community.
On several occasions, the community had tried to rehabilitate the bridge, but could not muster enough financial muscle to carry out the project, until the Agency intervened. Presently, Akpoha Community, through the Community Project Management Committee, CPMC have received both the first and second tranche disbursement of the approved total Micro-project cost and implementation is progressing as scheduled. Other details are as follows:
Project Title: Rehabilitation of Bridge
Approved Amount: N3,076,800.00
EB-CSDA Contribution: N2,769,120.00
Community’s Contribution: N307,680.00