Tiruchirapalli

Bridge across Tiruchi’s Coleroon river collapses

The bridge had developed a crack on the 18th pier a few days ago due to heavy water current in the Coleroon.   | Photo Credit: M. Srinath

The 90-year-old bridge across the Coleroon River in Tiruchi collapsed during the early hours on Sunday.

It had developed a crack on the 18th pier a few days ago due to heavy water current in the Coleroon.

According to an eyewitness, a portion of the steel girder bride between the 18th and 19th piers collapsed around 2 a.m on Sunday.

The bridge was abandoned about three years ago since the opening of a new bridge. Traffic continues as usual on the new bridge.


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