Saturday, October 11, 2008

U.S. To Help Rebuild Washed-Out Haitian Bridge

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – The American Embassy in Haiti says the U.S. will help rebuild a key bridge that collapsed during this summer's devastating floods.

Embassy spokeswoman Mari Tolliver says construction is due to begin later this year on the Ennery bridge leading to the hard-hit northern coastal city of Gonaives.

She said Thursday that some traffic is crossing the riverbed, but only because United Nations equipment is there to repeatedly clear away the muck.

The Haitian government and the U.N. also are collaborating on the project, but financing details have not been released.

Four tropical storms that struck the poor Caribbean nation in late August and early September destroyed roads, bridges and homes. At least 793 people were killed.

Source: SignOnSanDiego.Com

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