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Mine Trucks damage Bridge

Solwezi bridge in solwezi district in the North Western Part of Zambia has been in a bad state for a long time.

This bridge is the only way to link to other parts of the province which include Kalumbila and Lumwana districts where mining takes place.

Due to heavy trucks that carry heavy machinery the road has been damaged and what is only done is patching of huge potholes every after three or four months.

With the construction of the first ever dual carriage way in the district it has been said that the bridge will also be worked on but members of the public are still complaining about the huge potholes which damage their vehicles and can also cause accidents.

Development in the district and the province at large is still moving at a slow pace despite hosting the three biggest mines.