Bridge built at Rs 13 crore collapses before ‘opening’ in Bihar’s Begusarai district; No casualties
Patna, Dec 19: A five-year-old bridge in Bihar snapped into two and fell into a river in Bihar’s Begusarai district. However, there were no casualties, ANI reported as the bridge was yet to be formally opened to the public due to the lack of an access road.
The bridge was built between Aakriti Tola Chowki and Bishanpur from the Ahok Gandak Ghat side of the Sahebpur Kamal police station area.
As per the information, the 206-metre-long bridge was built at a cost of over Rs 13 crore. “It was to be inaugurated soon but it collapsed before that,” an official said.
#WATCH | Bihar: A portion of a bridge that was built across Burhi Gandak River in Sahebpur Kamal, Begusarai collapsed and fell into the river yesterday. The bridge had developed cracks a few days back. Nobody was on the bridge at the time of the incident. pic.twitter.com/zB7L3bAOPA
— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2022
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Begusarai district magistrate said the bridge was temporarily shut for use. The front part of the bridge between pillars no 2 and 3 collapsed on Sunday.
“A portion of a bridge built across Burhi Gandak river in Sahebpur Kamal, Begusarai, collapsed and fell into the river after it had developed cracks a few days ago. The bridge was temporarily shut for use. We are assessing the reason behind bridge collapse,” ANI quoted DM Begusarai as saying.
The bridge was constructed in 2022 but was never inaugurated due to the lack of an access road. The bridge was constructed under the Chief Minister National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) scheme.
Story first published: Monday, December 19, 2022, 21:41 [IST]
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