The old town bridge in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district which was closed for the vehicular movement by the authorities after 2014 deluge collapsed on Tuesday. According to KNS correspondent, the wooden and oldest bridge in Baramulla located near fish market namely SRTC Bridge which connects old town Baramulla with rest of the district collapsed at around 2 pm on Tuesday afternoon. He said that the bridge was closed by the authorities for the vehicular movement after it got damaged in 2014 deluge. “Since the day of devastating floods, the authorities didn’t repaired the bridge thereby resulted in the fall down,” he said. The locals according to the KNS correspondent said that they approached several times to the higher ups for the restoration of the bridge but no to avail. “We have been assured by the officials several times that the bridge will be repaired soon but nothing has been done in this regard,” he said. Nonetheless, no loss of life was reported due to the collapse of the bridge, which was constructed in early 40’s.
2015 Kashmir Despatch