Sadarghat Bridge condition degrading gradually

From our Staff Reporter

SILCHAR, July 11: The doorway from the east to Silchar, the Sadarghat Bridge, is currently under a dilapidated condition owing to some technical problems that have led to the degraded condition of the bridge. The people here are in a state of panic as the bridge might give away any time.

Sources said, the bridge is based on concrete slabs, cantelever trips and bearings but technical defects in the concrete slabs based on the cantelever trips and bearings are resulting in the gradual weakness of the bridge. The cantelever trips balance the total weight of the bridge and this is where the defect lies, according to the source.

Four slabs from the Rongpur ascension point of the bridge have been in a dilapidated condition, the slabs based on the bearing of the bridge is also dislocated, besides mutually displaced slabs on the bridge have caused narrow ridges here and there. Commuters and vehicles crossing the area often meet with accidents.

For the last three years, technical loopholes have been prevailing but no significant steps have been taken for the repair of the bridge till date. It is being anticipated that the bridge might collapse any time which which will cause huge loss of money and life. ( Source - Sentinel )

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