A trailer carrying around 600 bags of salt collapsed the steel bridge at Sayikope, plunging into the Aklakpa River and leaving commuters from Juapong, Adidome, and Accra stranded.
The incident, which occurred on Thursday around 2200 hours, resulted in no casualties thanks to swift intervention by residents.
However, the trailer, weighing approximately 255 tonnes with its cargo, exceeded the bridge's weight limit of 25 tonnes, as indicated by signage near the bridge.
Mr. Osborn Fenu, the District Chief Executive for North Tongu, emphasized the need for drivers to adhere to weight restrictions on local bridges.
He assured that the district's engineering team, in collaboration with the Regional Highways Authority, is working on reconstructing a new bridge to restore socio-economic activities.
Mr Ebenezer Adegah, the North Tongu District Engineer, highlighted the urgent need for the Sayikope Bridge's reconstruction, citing previous assessments indicating its weakness.
Mr Adegah also mentioned contacting the police regarding the incident and indicated that the driver of the trailer is cooperating with authorities for further investigation.