Newly constructed 280 feet single lane bailey bridge over Kumey river collapse in Kra Daadi district on Thursday morning after huge landslide.
Bailey Bridge over Kumey River connecting Tali Via Yangte circle under Kra-Daadi district, collapsed completely on Tuesday at around 9:30 am, informed Solung Miji, Deputy Commissioner Kra-Daadi.
Miji informed that no casualties have been reported so far of the incident.
He said that ADC Tali, Bairo Soram and EE PWD of the division Bamang Raju have been directed to visit the area and take a stock of the situation. He further said that security forces have been sent to the area to avert any untoward incident.
He also said that there is no alternative road to divert traffic.
Jikke Tako, MLA Tali also informed that he has apprised the Chief Minister of the incident and added that he has appealed for immediate restoration of the suspension bridge, which serves as lifeline for people living in the areas.
He informed that CM has directed him to visit the area for inspection and to submit a situation report immediately.
PWD Tali Division EE Bamang Raju informed that the suspension bridge was completed recently in the month of February this year and had been using since then and trial run was successfully done earlier to the traffic flow on it.
He said that huge rock struck the structure of the bridge followed by massive landslide near the bridge due to heavy downpour might be the cause of the collapsed.
He added that all the formalities have been handed over to the PWD department by the work executing agency.
The suspension bridge was constructed by the PWD Tali division with the amount of 14 crores and the work was executed by H B Enterprise.
It is a single-lane bridge covering 280 feet stretch over Kumey River.
It must be mentioned here that load testing was done on February 17 in the presence of DC Kra- Daadi ADC (HQ) Millo Kojin, Tali ADC Biaro Sorum, DDA Tana Teti, and EAC Bamin Tarang.
Two earthmovers, weighing 20 metric tons each, were made to cross the steel suspension Bailey bridge to test the load bearing capacity of the bridge.
Now in every nock and corner it is a discussion that how a newly constructed bridge which have constructed recently and tested and was ready for inauguration have collapse raise several question, but the authority have heen clarifying that it was a disaster caused by the mother nature.
It is learnt from the sources that the MLA Jikke Tako with team of PWD officers and Tali ADC have left for inspection tomorrow and Kra Daadi DC Solung MIji will also inspect the collapse bridge by a day or two.