Kapompi Bridge that connects Nkana East extension and Chipata compound in Kitwe on the Copperbelt has collapsed.
A ZNBC News crew that rushed to Nkana East extension found scores of motorists and some pedestrians stranded on the other side of the road.
Kitwe Mayor Christopher Kang’ombe in the company of area councilors, engineers from AVIC International and officials from the engineering department of the Kitwe City Council where at the scene.
And Mr. Kang’ombe described the development as a disaster.
The mayor said in an interview that he will engage AVIC International to quickly reconstruct the bridge as it is a strategic link between the two townships.
The bridge sits on the road that should be rehabilitated by AVIC International under the Zambia township roads project.
Both motorists and residents in the area appealed to Government to quickly erect a new bridge.
Kapompi becomes the latest bridge to collapse after Manga Bridge which connects Chama South in Muchinga Province to the rest of the country collapsed a week ago due to heavy rains.
Msuzi Bridge on Msuzi stream, about five kilometres from Lundazi town, collapsed on 21st December 2018 leaving hundreds of travelers going to and from Lundazi and Chama stranded.