At last the children from all parts of Kumbo Central can travel safely to school. This new permanent river bridge was opened at the end of March 2015. It replaces a dilapidated wood and bamboo structure that was collapsing under the strain of weighty lorries, motorbikes and pedestrians. The old bridge used to regularly crumble into the flood waters of the Kimbo river during the rainy season. In the past, children and elderly villagers have been washed away and village communities have been isolated for months at a time. This permanent concrete bridge formed part of the integrated development package for Kumbo Central and it means that now children are safe, farmers can get their produce to market and the more remote villages will no longer feel so cut off.