India’s longest bridge collapsed

March 25, 2024 3:53 am

India's longest bridge collapsed

At least one person was killed and 10 injured after an under-construction bridge collapsed in India’s eastern state of Bihar. Located in the state’s Supaul district, the bridge was being constructed over the Koshi River. The Indian media called it a ‘high profile bridge’.
On Saturday (March 23), the girder of pillars number 50, 51 and 52 of the bridge collapsed, Hindustan Times reported in a report.

According to the report, this bridge between Bakur in Supaul district and Veja in Madhubani district was going to be the longest road bridge in India.

The 10.2 km bridge is being constructed by Gammon India and Trans Rail Lighting Ltd. under the supervision of the Union Road Transport Ministry of India at a cost of Rs.

Initially, its construction was supposed to be completed in 2023. But the deadline was pushed back due to the Covid pandemic. If everything goes well, the work of the bridge will be completed by December this year. However, due to breakdowns, that time may increase. Earlier, another bridge collapsed in Bhagalpur in Bihar in June last year.

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