Monday, November 17, 2008

Raleigh’s bridge takes Imbak Canyon to new scientific frontier

KOTA KINABALU: Raleigh Borneo is in the process of constructing a 200-ft span suspension bridge at the Imbak Canyon.

Raleigh Borneo Communications officer, Lisa Henshaw said that once completed, the bridge will enable scientists to access the canyon for research purposes as well as enabling a gravity feed water system to be fed across the river into the field centre.

She explained that the bridge was necessary, especially during rainy season when the Imbak river would swell and cut off access to the conservation area.

In dry season however, the river can easily be crossed by foot.

During the first phase of the project, the Raleigh project team had completed the foundation site for one side of the bridge and that this involved transporting and mixing the sand, gravel, rocks and cement for the foundation.

“The next phase will see the completion of the foundation for the other side of the bridge,” she said.

Lisa also explained how Raleigh got involved in the development at the area.

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