Update on the Clay Ashland Road Project
The road to Clay Ashland, at the first bridge after you pass Brewerville, was literally washed away approximately 4 years ago. The people of Clay Ashland, Millsburg and Arthington, some of Liberia’s original settlements along the Right Bank of the Saint Paul River, has found living and accessing the cities difficult with no direct road access. When the bridge was functional and the road grated, the drive from Clay Ashland to the paved road at Iron Gate in Brewerville, took approximately 7 minutes. Without the bridge the ride is at least an hour to get to Clay Ashland by car on the old rocky, bumpy road that served as the main thoroughfare before the Clay Ashland Road was built in the late 60’s.
Alternatively, a wooden bridge was built by the people to allow them to cross, but only foot traffic and Phem, Phems (motorcycles) could use the wooden bridge.
After 4 years of unsuccessfully seeking assistance from the government of Liberia, via the Ministry of Public Works, the people of Clay Ashland organized this self help effort to raise funds for the reconstruction of a concrete bridge to replace the accordion style culverts that allowed water to flow under the bridge and down to the Saint Paul River.
The Bridge is approximately 65% complete but still need materials to reinforce the bridge and a Retaining Wall. There has never been any governmental support for this project. Whatever stage the bridge project is in, has been achieved only by contributions from citizens and well wishers.
Due to the fact that many of the citizens from the Right Bank are abroad, a Whatsapp number was established along with a local number to enable easy communication between contributors and the project manger.
We are pleading for contributions. Every little bit helps. Please help us make this happen by contributing to this effort. If we don’t do it, no one else will.
To contribute Call +231 776573573 (Whatsapp) /
- Border Rocks
- Crush Rocks
- Steel Rods
- Retaining Wall needed to strengthen the Bridge
To see the progress made on the bridge, please watch the short video clip below.
Video Update on the Clay Ashland Road Project. If you can help, please support this effort.
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Just ran across this afticle today.
I tried sending a donation via Sendwave but I lack a name that matches the phone number. Sendwave did not accept “Clay Ashland Road Project” because it did not match the name to which 231 88 658 3573 is registered. Please email me your name via “email@example.com.”
My connection with the town: Before leaving Liberia in 1980, I engaged one of the locals who lived with her grandma and brother. The late Mr. Walter Richards was not available to blessed the occasion so someone else stood in his stead. About two years later I brought over, but unfortunately it did not work mainly due to my fault.
Anyway, CONGRATULATION ON THIS SELF-PROJECT!