A section of a two-kilometer-long bridge situated on the Ramganga river in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur collapsed after a pillar sank into the ground. This happened days after the structure was repaired following a similar complaint. There was no report of casualty.
The bridge connects Moradabad-Budaun with the Jalalabad-Bareilly-Etawah state road. District Magistrate Inder Vikram Singh informed that it was recently repaired after a complaint was lodged. On Monday morning, there was no traffic on the bridge. He said that one of its pillars sank following which a section of the bridge came to the ground.
After the collapse, the traffic was stopped and vehicles coming from Badaun-Moradabad were diverted via Amritpur and Farrukhabad, reported NDTV.
Bridge Collapse In Shahjahanpur
After the incident happened, the government also gave consent to build a pontoon bridge. The DM also stated that a team of engineers from the state Bridge Corporation has been sent for inspection and direction has been given for the construction of the pontoon bridge.