Mangaluru, May 09, 2019: The parapet of a bridge at Kadepala along Mani-Mysuru road is in serious danger. With vehicles having collided into the barrier here, the stones and pillar of the barrier have ended up in the drain beneath the bridge.
Passengers and vehicle users are complaining that the width of the road had been narrowed and the bridge built unscientifically during the development of Mani Mysuru road. Since the parapet of the bridge has not been built to more height and enough strength, vehicles are ending up toppling down from the bridge. If in case a vehicle driver’s concentration is disturbed even for a moment, disaster is waiting to engulf him.
This defective bridge at Kadepala is the cause for several vehicles to topple down from the bridge. Mostly, tumble down during the night, therefore the danger here is even more.
The unscientific construction of the bridge near Kadepala has caused many road accidents leaving the vehicles toppling down from the bridge.
A year ago, Sampaje gram panchayat had warned that it would hold a protest if Karnataka Road Development Corp. Ltd. (KRDCL) failed to build a scientifically accurate bridge here soon. But KRDCL nonetheless failed to build a proper bridge here and the GP also has failed to do a protest against this.