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51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by dabrin: 6:17am On Oct 11
Tragedy was averted in the early hours of Wednesday in Taraba following the collapse of a major bridge at Peva, which linked Wukari and Takum towns in the state.

Takum is the home town of a former Minister of Defence and Former Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma.

An eyewitness, Mr Torsaa Chieve, told PUNCH Metro that the collapse of the bridge followed a heavy rain that lasted for several hours in the area.

He lamented that residents of Peva in Chanchanji ward along Takum-Wukari Expressway had repeatedly called on the Federal Government to fix the bridge which had become a death trap since the beginning of the rainy season this year.

Elder Joseph Kyanden Useh, a community leader, said he had mobilised youths in the area to manage the bridge to enable people access the market and called on the Federal Government to come to the aid of the people of the area, as well as commuters plying the Takum-Wukari road.

“Today is Peva market and only God knows the number of casualty if the bridge had collapsed when people were crossing it to come to the market.

“Peva remains the commercial hub of Taraba, especially when it comes to agricultural business. So government must fix the bridge to promote commercial activities here,” he said.

The Special Adviser to the Governor of Taraba State on New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), Dennis Nev, who hails from the area, said, “The bridge is central to the economy of the state and must not be allowed to be in this bad state for long. It is serving both farmers and contractor handling Kashimbila Dam project who are also constructing a power station in Wukari.

“I want to appeal to the federal and state governments to quickly fix the bridge,” he said.

Our correspondent gathered that the bridge was constructed in 1967 during the military administration of Gen. Yakubu Gowon, while Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo was the site engineer.

The bridge was said to have been constructed by the military to enable soldiers to access the 93 Army Battalion in Ada Barracks, Takum.

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by ushmanny: 6:25am On Oct 11
London bridge is falling down
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Minjim: 6:25am On Oct 11
The bridge has had enough

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Hadone(m): 6:25am On Oct 11
Ok
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Owaincouncil: 6:26am On Oct 11
Buhari will do it only of u can vote for him in 2019

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by lekhane(m): 6:26am On Oct 11
Nigeria and carelessness. May God forgive us whatever sin is making us have terrible leaders.

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by MicroSweet(m): 6:26am On Oct 11
Wonders... a post earned a placement in FrontPage without a single comment. Thought it's from TRENDING to FP. What do I know?
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by demsid(m): 6:27am On Oct 11
What are they trying to say now. That the lifespan of the bridge is merely 50yrs. Rubbish

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by yungrylex00(m): 6:27am On Oct 11
Picture of the bridge grin shocked

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by mabaz(m): 6:28am On Oct 11
Life is precious and has no second chance
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Ever8054: 6:29am On Oct 11
this happened in Ty Danjuma's community.... one of the richest man in Africa....
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by BecomeALandLord(m): 6:29am On Oct 11
Where are pictures of the bridge?
Inconclusive report

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by eluquenson(m): 6:33am On Oct 11
A forewarning to Lagos government, all these articulated vehicles queue and plying our bridges not the best.

Where there is alternative route to bridge, they should make use of it.
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by sekembaakesan(m): 6:34am On Oct 11
Too much of Igbos overloaded spare parts trucks
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by israelmao(m): 6:34am On Oct 11
That's why we are Atikulating!
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by hoyze24(m): 6:46am On Oct 11
I knew the bridge would collapse sooner than later. I had my eyes closed on the bridge last time i plied that road in June. In fact, it's a metal sheet that connects the two ends of the road and only small and medium sized vehicles can access it. it's a pity those people would have to be cut off at a time like this when harvest is at its peak.

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Hofbrauhaus: 6:46am On Oct 11
MicroSweet:
Wonders... a post earned a placement in FrontPage without a single comment. Thought it's from TRENDING to FP. What do I know?

You know nothing..

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by karimusa: 6:51am On Oct 11

Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by jfolorun: 6:51am On Oct 11
lekhane:
Nigeria and carelessness. May God forgive us whatever sin is making us have terrible leaders.
Rather, it's poor maintenance culture
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by NotBeenPaid(m): 6:52am On Oct 11
Afobear:
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Craziest meme!
grin


Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by CalciumB3: 6:54am On Oct 11
The bridge is tired of buhari
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by hamid6249: 6:59am On Oct 11
Nigeria number one problem is that we sorely rely on our useless government , the community around the area can Crow fund the project

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Maestro07(m): 7:02am On Oct 11
That is how buhari's political ambition shall collapse come 2019.. #Atikulate now for a better nigeria
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by GistFullGround: 7:08am On Oct 11
Danjuma was in OBJ's government yet he never saw it fit to use his influence to get the government to rebuild or rehabilitate the bridge.

People in government are so selfish.

Meanwhile, Buhari is a monumental failure, who must be sent back to Daura, come 2019.
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by quentin06: 7:13am On Oct 11
[quote author=demsid post=71974999]What are they trying to say now. That the lifespan of the bridge is merely 50yrs. Rubbish [/quot

its fair enough, no bridge can last that long without maintenance.
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Splasshhh(f): 7:14am On Oct 11
,
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by JailBreaker(m): 7:14am On Oct 11
why nah?

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Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Caseless: 7:19am On Oct 11
57 years without maintenance. I trust my country
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Hofbrauhaus: 7:20am On Oct 11
I pray river Niger bridge don't collapse one day....As Buhari thinks propaganda is how you lead a people....
Re: 51-year-old Taraba Bridge Collapses by Offpoint: 8:00am On Oct 11
Gosh!!! I hate stories with no pictures...
you can sit down for minutes and write something this long but can simply take a picture of less than 2 seconds. WTF

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