Jamaica News: Work has finally started on the Chesterfield Bridge in St Mary.
It is welcome news for the residents, including children, who virtually have to swim home daily.
The resident’s plight was magnified in 2017 when Prime Minister Andrew Holness and then candidate Dr Norman Dunn were photographed rolling up their pants to cross a river to access residents as they campaigned for the South East St Mary seat.
The Prime Minister promised the residents his administration would deliver a structure for the community by March 2018. However controversy surrounding the procurement of the bridge resulted in a delayed.
But residents who witnessed Wednesday’s start expressed delight that the structure is finally being delivered after so many years.
By: Mckoy’s News Reporter