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Middle portion of Eral bridge damaged

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Danger state:The damaged bridge at Eral in Tuticorinn district on Thursday.
Danger state:The damaged bridge at Eral in Tuticorinn district on Thursday.

Staff Reporter

Tuticorin: A bridge (piped causeway) on Nazareth–Eral road has been damaged up to an extent of 15 metres on the centre on Thursday.

According to Highways department sources, the pipes underneath the bridge were damaged owing to the constant flow of water. The 400-meter length bridge was a forty-year-old structure.

Vehicular traffic was affected as a result. Sources added that a Rs-15-crore proposal for converting the piped causeway in to a high level bridge in two phase has been prepared. The restoration work for the movement of traffic was under way. New pipes would be replaced with the existing ones, sources added.

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