Could the next bridge collapse happen right here in The Bahamas? And if you look closely here you would see why we made that statement. This is a pillar holding up the forty (40) year old Paradise Island Bridge. This single pillar has multiple cracks in it. And as taken in this photo is puttied with some tar glue. WOW another patched job, on a bridge that have a daily traffic jam, commuting some 7,000 workers from Atlantis alone, not to mention residents and tourist. Who is inspecting this bridge? And if this is the pillars above the water, could you imagine the pillars under the water? This then leaves us with this question. With all these cracks in a single pillar and visible cracks in others, is the old Paradise Island bridge safe for commuters?
Nassau, Bahamas: Visible signs of wear and tear can be seen on this and other pillars holding up the Paradise Island Bridge. Officials should concern themselves with the old bridge as this is just one of several visible cracks seen on this single pillar. Others signs of strain can be seen on others. The old bridge is over 40 years old and recently the ministry of works noted that they are looking for companies to do its inspection underwater.
Well Bahamas Press did it own inspection right under the Potter’s Cay Dock and from our observation, the huge cracks on the pillars suggest to us, ‘THE OLD PI BRIDGE CANNOT BE SAFE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT, THE HUGE TRAFFIC IT ENGAGES ON A DAILY BASIS!”
Packed with rush hour traffic, the 1,907-foot bridge collapsed in the Mississippi River, leaving scores of commuters scrambling for their lives. That incident caused a nationwide inspection of all bridges in America.
The 7,000 plus workers of Atlantis and the millions of guest who must exit Paradise Island should not be trusting their journey across an ‘old bridge’ in such a terrible condition. This is an accident just waiting to happen!