16 August, 2006

Students first to cross bridge

Children from Dilkusha Home and Dilkusha Girls School at Nausori, near Suva, were the first students to cross the new Rewa Bridge to be opened tomorrow by the President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo. The school said being the closest to the bridge, it was an honour to be the first to cross it. The school and students were invited by the construction company to visit the bridge. Students at the school saw through the construction of Fiji's widest and longest bridge. Dilkusha was first established after the first bridge was opened. The Director of Roads, Mosese Nailumu, said the new Rewa Bridge was a Fiji landmark. "The opening ceremony that would take place on Thursday is one that will not happen again for another 100 years or so. It is history in the making and we can only thank all those that were involved in the process of making this bridge a reality. I don't think another bridge like this will be built in Fiji for some years," said Mr Nailumu. The Rewa Bridge is an important link between the three provinces of Tailevu, Naitasiri and Rewa and it is also the link between the airport at Nausori to the city of Suva. To witness the event, go early to Nausori tomorrow and get a good spot. I'm sure you could even get some good photos from the old bridge.

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