BEGUSARAI: bridge collapses; An under-construction bridge in Bihar’s Begusarai district collapsed on Sunday. The formal inauguration of this bridge could not be done yet.
The bridge was built at a cost of over Rs 13 crore across the Burhi Gandak River in Sahebpur Kamal of Begusarai district collapsed and fell into the river, but no casualty was reported.
However, for a few days, small vehicles like tempo-cars, motorcyclists and pedestrians were definitely using this bridge for movement.
#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
According to information, the 206-metre-long bridge had developed cracks. The front part of the bridge between Pillars 2 and 3 collapsed on Sunday.
The piers between numbers two and three of the bridge fell into the river on Sunday.
Locals say that even before the collapse of the bridge, they had made such complaints that substandard material was being used in the construction of the bridge, but no one listened.
Three days ago, local MLA Satanand Shambhu alias Lalan Yadav wrote a letter to the concerned department regarding the crack in the bridge.
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 scheme.