Jiya Bharali bridge between Khanamuk and Towbhanga in deplorable condition
The only bridge over the Jiya Bharali River that stands between Khanamuk and Towbhanga needs the urgent attention
JAMUGURIHAT: The only bridge over the Jiya Bharali River that stands between Khanamuk and Towbhanga needs the urgent attention of the State government and the department concerned because of its pitiable condition. The Jiya Bharali bridge which was constructed in 1962 is the only bridge connecting both ends of the north bank of the Brahmaputra.
It is one of the important bridges of the north bank for not only Assam but also for Arunachal Pradesh. However, it has been lying in a deplorable condition for long. Ditches appeared in the middle of the bridge, inviting accidents many times. Experts opine that the bridge has lost its carrying capacity too. A large number of heavy and light mode vehicles ply through this bridge. The iron rallying connecting each section of the bridge is seen bifurcated. Repairing works on the bridge was carried out years back but presently, no sign of repairing is noticed.