Pirojpur bridge collapse snaps road link to 12 routes
Vehicular movement on 12 routes with Mothbaria upazila of Pirojpur and Patharghata upazila of Barguna remain suspended since early Saturday after a bailey bridge collapsed in Bhandaria upazila.
Bhandaria Thana SI Shahidul Islam said, the bridge collapsed when two trucks carrying 25 tonnes stone each were crossing it around 2am.
The truck drivers, however, fled the scene.
"The bailey bridge, which can take a load of 20 tonnes at a time, was damaged when two trucks, each carrying 25 tonnes of stone, were crossing at a time" said Fakhrul Islam, deputy engineer of Roads and Highways Department in Pirojpur office.