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Bridge damaged at Kolkata port

The Vascule bridge, which opens on two sides to facilitate entry and exit of ships at Kolkata port, was damaged on Wednesday when an empty vessel hit the guard wall while exiting.

kolkata Updated: Mar 18, 2009 12:46 IST

The Vascule bridge, which opens on two sides to facilitate entry and exit of ships at Kolkata port, was damaged on Wednesday when an empty vessel hit the guard wall while exiting.

The incident took place at 3:00 am this morning when 'Jindal Tarani' was going out of the port after unloading cargo and hit the guard wall of the bridge.

Kolkata port sources said that engineering experts were inspecting the condition of the bridge and the necessary repairs would be done by Wednesday evening.

The bridge served as a key connector between Kidderpore and Garden Reach areas, close to the port.