Two pontoon bridges cave in

  • HTC, Allahabad
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  • Updated: Nov 03, 2006 00:05 IST

EVEN AS the PWD engineers were told to maintain quality in the ongoing Ardh Kumbh Mela work, two pontoon bridges constructed recently over the Ganga caved on Thursday.

A truck got stranded on the pontoon bridge built on Kali Sadak side at one end towards Jhusi. There were reports that the Mori pontoon bridge had also caved in at both the ends.

Sources said poor quality work and lack of inspection by the departmental staff resulted in falling of the bridge. Incidentally, there were no reports of injury to any person.


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