• Short Summary

    The President of Sierra Leone, Doctor Siaka Stevens officially opened a new one million Leone (Two million Sterling) bridge on Tuesday (April 16).

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    The President of Sierra Leone, Doctor Siaka Stevens officially opened a new one million Leone (Two million Sterling) bridge on Tuesday (April 16). The new bridge will solve many of the traffic problems in Freetown. In a speech to mark the opening, Doctor Stevens paid tribute to the part played by the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Bank K.F.W. for their expertise and finance which made the bridge a reality. Doctor Stevens said the need for a bridge over Congo Cross was recognised by the All Peoples Congress even before they were mandated by the people in 1967. The bridge took four and a half years to build. The four lanes of traffic will relieve traffic congestion in the Congo Cross and Syke Street junctions of Freetown.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4WRI0HUXLY4UP4GZLQ62E2Y7V
    Media URN:
    VLVA4WRI0HUXLY4UP4GZLQ62E2Y7V
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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