21 May 2020
Balasore: An under construction bridge on Budhabalanga River near Fuladi in Balasore district gave away to the force of gushing water under the impact of Cyclone Amphan on Thursday.
Work of the new bridge to connect the district headquarters with the National Highway had started few years back as an alternative to the British-era bridge over the river which is lying in dilapidated condition.
Reportedly, six pillars had been installed on the river for the proposed bridge and centering work to support the concrete slab was due to complete in a few days. However, under the impact of the cyclone, the centering midway of the bridge collapsed.