Bailey bridge collapses in Pirojpur, commuters suffer

Published: August 12, 2017 12:06:50 | Updated: October 24, 2017 07:53:18


A bailey bridge in Pirojpur district collapsed Saturday, suspending vehicular movement on 12 routes.

Deputy Engineer of Road and Highway division in the district Md Fakhrul Islam said that the bridge collapsed when two stone-laden trucks were crossing the bridge on Khulna-Pirojpur-Mathbaria regional highway at Madarshi in Bhandaria upazila at a time around 2am, reports UNB.

Following the incident, vehicular movement on 11 routes connecting Barguna district, Mothbaria upazila of Pirojpur with Pirojpur sadar, Dhaka, Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna remained suspended, causing immense sufferings to commuters.

Drivers and helpers of the two trucks fled the scene soon after the accident. They have taken steps to bring a crane for salvaging the trucks, said the official.

He also added that it will take one to two months to reconstruct the bailey bridge.

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