The Dominica/China Friendship Bridge has reopened following a period of closure.
The bridge, located next to the Roseau Market, suffered serious damage during the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, and since then has been under repairs.
Damage to the bridge also forced organizers to scrap Market Day with a Difference at the Roseau Market this year.
“The Friendship bridge is now reopened, leading to less traffic congestion in Roseau. Thanks to all who worked hard,” Minister of Tourism and Urban Development, Robert Tonge, said on his Facebook page.
In 2012, the EC $8 million bridge was officially opened and was constructed with Chinese grant funds over a 17-month period.
During its opening, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit described it as an important piece of infrastructure in Dominica’s road network.
He said the government continues to make all attempts to bring the country’s road network to an acceptable standard.