The dilapidated condition of the Taleshwar-Dadhibhanga Bridge poses a risk of accident for local people in Bamna upaizla of Barguna. -Manotosh Kumar Hawladar
Upazila Engineer's Office built small girder bridges to make the communication easier inside the union in Bamna Upazila of Barguna around two decades ago and at present fifteen of those old bridges are at very risky position which may cause serious accident at any time.
According to the source of Upazila Engineer's Office, Local Government Initiative Development (LGID) built around twenty girder bridges to make the communication easier inside the union in Bamna Upazila on 1995.
Through an on spot visit by our local correspondent it has been known that the bridges which were built in the past are now Unavailable for movement. The iron beans have eroded under the bridge because of increasing the incest of salty water in this area. Moreover the iron girders of some bridges go down in the ground causing a great risk of being collapsed.
Many of the bridges use to swing at the time of crossing by vehicles and passengers with motorbikes or bicycles. Md Mostofa Fakir a resident of Khelpotua village told The Asian Age that he never stands any of those bridges for a second and even crosses those without emergency because of the fear of dying by bridge collapsing.
The damaged bridges of four unions of the Upazila are the front bridge of Purba Shonakhali Government Primary School of Sadar Union, adjacent bridge of Gazir Pool Nurani Madrasha, Ma Shahavanu Foundation's bridge, Alir pool, Shonakhali Bazar bridge, Bukabunia to Debatra bridge, Chalitabunia to Debatra bridge, Taleshwar to Dadhibhanga bridge, Jadavpura bridge, Khelpotua bridge, Bamna Boikalin Bazar bridge, adjacent bridge of Bamna Sher-E-Bangla School and other bridges.
LIGD engineer of Bamna Upazila Mir Akhtaruzzaman told that Taleshwar to Dadhibhanga is the most risky bridge of the upazila. A letter is sent to higher authorities for the reconstruction of the bridge and enquires are going on about the situation of other bridges.
---Manotosh Hawladar, Bamna, Barguna
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