IN ORO Province, this coming Monday will be a day of heartfelt celebration with the opening of three bridges over the rivers Eroro, Girua and Ambogo.
The Ambogo is also known as Doublecross, a name taken from a different location, a much earlier double crossing.
The bridges are funded by Australia and were announced back in 2007-08 following the severe flooding throughout Oro of November 2007.
There had been much delay in the planning until the election of Gary Juffa as governor.
Governor Juffa discovered the reasons for the delay and acted to activate long-awaited processes - first the tendering and then the construction of the bridges by the well-credentialed company, Canstruct.
In addition, at a fourth river, the Kumusi, and within the same contract, Canstruct is building a bridge although an opening date has yet to be announced.
The Kumusi bridge is in the Kokoda local level government area near the Hanjiri village of Gary Juffa.