Kalambo Falls road bridge collapses
Mbala, March 11, 2015. ZANIS– A bridge at Chilambo stream on the Kalambo Falls Road in Mbala has again collapsed following the washing away of the steel culverts and logs due to heavy rains.
Mbala District Commissioner, Best Kabulembe who conducted a spot check in the company of the Acting District Works Supervisor, Davies Mulenga confirmed this to ZANIS today.
Mr. Kabulembe said the collapsing of the bridge has made the road from Mbala to Kalambo Falls and other surrounding villages become impassable.
He said the bridge which was last worked on in 2013 with K5,000.00 funding from the Provincial Disaster and Mitigation Unit collapsed last night due to heavy moving equipment that were working on the road weakening the infrastructure.
The District Commissioner has appealed to motorists to temporarily stop using the Kalambo Falls road until further notice.
During the inspection, the District Commissioner found one truck laden with bags of charcoal destined to Mbala township marooned on the other side of the stream.