Several piers of a 3-kilometer-long, 27 billion won bridge in India have collapsed.
According to Indian media, including the Times of India, a section of the bridge suddenly collapsed on the Ganges River in Bhagalpur district of the northern Indian state of Bihar in the afternoon of the 5th (local time). The bridge cost 17.1 billion rupees ($270 billion) to build and is 3.16 메이저사이트kilometers long. It has four lanes.
Part of the bridge under construction on the Ganges River collapses. [Image source=amitmalviyaTwitter capture].
One pier of the bridge reportedly collapsed and sank into the water with its deck, followed by several neighboring piers tilting, causing several more decks to come down simultaneously.
Several 30-meter-high piers, including Nos. 9, 10, and 11, and dozens of decks collapsed in the incident, the Times of India reported, citing sources. However, no casualties were reported in the incident.
The bridge was originally constructed in February 2014 and was scheduled to be completed in March 2020, but was delayed due to various accidents. In April last year, the bridge collapsed again, with at least three piers collapsing and claims of poor construction.
In response to the accident, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to identify those responsible and take strong action, while the opposition BJP in Bihar criticized the state government, saying that “corruption is rampant in the Nitish Kumar government.”
Bridges, railroads, and more have been hit by accidents in India. On February 2, a triple-train collision in the eastern Indian state of Odisha was called “India’s worst disaster of the 21st century,” killing 275 people and injuring more than 1,100 others.
Authorities are still investigating the cause of the crash, and there are claims that a signaling error caused one passenger train to enter another track, triggering the massive accident.