Mangaluru: Maravoor bridge develops cracks, traffic suspended


Pics: Spoorthi Ullal/Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network – Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Jun 15: Maravoor bridge, vital lifeline of road transport of the city that connects to the international airport, has developed a crack due to heavy rain that lashed on the night of Monday June 14.

The first span of this bridge, while moving from Mangaluru city to Bajpe airport, has collapsed to about three feet depth and staying in a precarious manner. As incessant rains are lashing the coastal districts since three days, the water from the dam above was flowing only on one side.

Locals suspect that the sand mining that is going on below the bridge in the Gurpur river might have led to the crack.

This is the second bridge in the district to collapse within a span of three years. On June 26, 2018 the Mularpatna bridge in Bantwal which connects Mangaluru with Sornadu had collapsed.

It is said that the illegal sand mining that is going on below the bridge is the reason for this mishap. In 2018, Mularpatna bridge also collapsed for the same reason as relentless excavation of sand was going on near the pillars of the bridge, which made them weak and led to the collapse.

Kavoor-Bajpe police are on the spot. Traffic and pedestrian movement on the bridge is completely prohibited.

The mishap caused total disruption of traffic that leads to the airport. It is said that this mishap occurred at around 2.30 am on Tuesday June 15. Traffic is diverted to two alternative routes. Those who want to go to other side of the Marvoor bridge from Kavoor can either use Kavoor-Kulur-KBS Jokatte-Porkody-Bajpe route or Pacchanady-Vamanjoor-Gurpur-Kaikamba-Bajpe route.

Police commissioner N Shashi Kumar, who visited the spot said, “Two pillars of Maravoor bridge connecting Bajpe Airport across the Phalguni river have collapsed. As of now, the bridge is not suitable for vehicular as well as pedestrian movement. Commuters coming from Udupi to the airport should take the Udupi-Mulky- Kinnigoli-Kateel-Bajpe route, while people coming from Kasargod and Mangaluru should take Nanthoor-Vamanjoor-Gurupur-Kaikamba-Bajpe route. The concerned department will visit the spot and take measures. People should cooperate as vehicular movement is completely restricted on the bridge."

 

 

 

  

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  • Ruben pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    The piles have to go up to bedrock and below. Loot mar by contractor who built it.

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    This bridge constructed during Nehru era, Designerwas Nehru; Wrong Design!!! Architect was Nehru; unpad Architect !!! Contractor was Nehru; Never used Cement only Sand !!! Hence, Bhaiyyo aur Behano , Mitro , Rahul Gandhi urf Pappu is the only Reason to collapse this Bridge, 😂😂😂

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  • soni, USA

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    HAAHA, WHAT SHAME WOW .. WHAT A GREAT WORK .. SLUTE TO CONTRACTOR AND WHO GIVEN TENDOR TO THIS KIND CONTRACTOR .. WHT WILL BE HAPPNED NOTHING AGAIN MANY PPL DIE IN THE BRIDGE GO TO COURT ..LATER COURT AND POLICE WILL TAKE 20 YEARS IN COURT HAHAH BUY THE TIME CONTRACTOR AND GOVT OFFICE RETIRED OR DIED HAHAH THEN KARNATAKA GOVT WILL GIVEN 1 LAC FOR FAMILY RIGHT.. BUT OUR TULUNADU PPL NEVER RAISE THE VOICE AGAINST GOVT BECUASE THEY DONT CARE RIGHT HAHAHA GOOD JOB YOU TULUNADU PPL .. NAME TULUNADU BARI PORLU RIGHT

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  • Shivraj, Bangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Apart from poor Construction - bridges have survived hundreds of years - if sand mining is the cause it means day light robbery - vast stretches on both sides of the bridge are visible and even if working @ night surely it has to be with sufficient illumination - CANNOT WORK IN THE DARK -- SO A ORGANISED MAFIA - Law enforcers- Transport dept - political leaders --local etc - etc - At a time when Demonetisation note ban etc public endured - it is clear all was eye wash - This whole sand mining is happening on a cash and carry basis -

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  • Sunil Kumar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Buddhi jivis... nakleg onje gothu... modi ji ne kiya hai

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  • Ramesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Hope Navyug construction under Nalin management can bag the contract for another 10 years. They got good experience and publicity from pumpwell flyover.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Now BJP and Namo ,Amit,Smriti Irani etc etc getting answers for their own questions?????? Sattar Saal me he log Kya kiya , Ab karke dikaho ,,,,,,,-------- सत्तार साल में हे लोग क्या किया ? , अब करके दीकहो ना।

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    These all Congress-Golden era built bridges and Highways and BJP was enjoying TOLL wherever possible, now it comes to their head ,lets see haw fast they will built new bridge using new technology unlike Pumpwell which took 13 years to built just 300 meter length, even worlds tallest tower built within a 3 to 4 years of time.

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  • Ashok, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    This is because of adjacent bridge work. Precautions not taken. Piling time vibration

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  • Rizwan, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    If illegal sand mining is happening the government should appoint 'chowkidar' under every bridge.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    We are still using Pumpwell & Padil ...

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  • Kumpadre, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    No chance for to use for next 1 year. It will become like pump well flyover. But here its marwvell bridge

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  • PACHAVE, BAJPE

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    People used to transport vegetables in this bridge over bullock carts to mangalore central market near state bank in the pre and post independence . This is because interms of fuel expense this was cheaper. Sad to see the condition right now of Maraoor bridge. After independence and overcoming british rule, this bridge has not been repaired and not kept in a workable condition. Sand mafia , once upon a time iron ore mafia run by Ballary barrons, were running the heavy transport vehicles continuesly. This made a pathetic condition of the bridge. Its disgusting that this bridge exists near our ADANI INTERNATIONAL airport . And is just less than one kilometer!!! Governance bodies as well as concernd authorities wake up and do something for this monumental bridge. Reminding me the song "LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN"!

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  • William Rodrigues, Milagres, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    This bridge was constructed post independent. Before the construction of the bridge there used to be a bus bringing the passengers to one side of the river and a small country boat used to ferry the passengers and goods to other side and another bus waiting to take the people further to places like Bondel, Hampanakatta, Same company buses used to ply on this route..notably CPC company. And other route was via Gurpur bridge, of-course built during British era.

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  • Jd, Mlr

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Hmm, please check all the bridges. And sand miners, hats off to your nationalism. The sand mafia included, politicians?

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Just going by the look of condition, I believe koolor bridge will collapse soon.

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    AatmNirbhar bano...swim or take a boat. We are going back to 16th Century. Means of transport will be donkey because petrol/diesel are too expensive. Bridges have collapsed...so now boat is the alternative. Bolo..Vikas hua ki nahi..? Kuch paise aapke jeb mein bache ki nahi bache?

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  • Sameer, Riyadh

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Looking at the pictures this bridge needs to be razed entirely. If such huge pillars have collapsed/moved it is as good as foundation was weak. It cannot withstand a gush of water during monsoons. Another 10-15- years for a new bridge perhaps. Mangalore Airport...Bridges..Roads....Unscientific..Risky.

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  • Pankaj, Uppur

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    If too much expensive no customers wants to jump again up above Camel from Mercedes.

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  • Joel, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    So many engineering colleges, so many talented civil engineers, so many good civil contractors, so many good quality resources to build. BUT NO WE WILL GIVE CONTRACT TO A 10TH FAIL CORRUPTED CONTRACTOR.

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Talented meritorious engineer will never get a government job, as it is reserved. So, he or she will go to America for his livelihood

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  • Rajan, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    While sand mining - illegal going on - it is a separate issue as far as the bridge problem is concerned --\ PRIMA FACIE -- if there was a good foundation as per stipulated designs surely this cannot happen-- We cannot find sand around a good foundation - with a good base-- (Overloading of trucks assuming 50 - 60 tonnes if bridge not designed possible--) CIVIL ENGG DESIGN --- CORRUPTION --

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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    now bjp and nalin anna will tell congress is responsible for this crack . later he will tell only modi can save this bridge . and till that time yeddy will section 200 cores for development of bridges in Mangalore. final we will see this crack ever year and nalin anna will be again MP . no use dog tail will never be straight .......

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Evil spirit?

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Jossey, work to build a parallel bridge has started. To facilitate this, the water flow was made One-way. How do you expect the pillars on the open end to understand Nalinanna's language ?? Who limits a river during rainy season ??

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    If there is incessant rains which is why it's CALLED MONSOON SEASON then preventive action must have been that IS THEIR JOB.

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  • Pili, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    S Nehru Rahul 70 years problem. Crack because connecting road came up..no problem with bridge..politician engineers might conclude.. route closed until new bridge comes up . .. ? Years?

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    doldrums...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nallasopara

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    We cannot blame Nalin Kateel all the time ...

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Bridge work started during Siddu rule

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    just because it was done under Siddur rule the third rated saffron govt or the district cheddi administration will close blind eye and allow illegal sand mining? there is a limit for andh bhakti...I think even of the bacchali party rules for 100 years they will keep on taking the names of Gandhi, Nehru, Indira, Rajiv, Rahul and Sonia. it is like you dont know how to dance and saying that the stage is not alright..thuu..

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  • Deshbhakt, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Decision to build an additional bridge was taken and started by Nalinanna. Probably, negativ/positive energy clash ?

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  • j.anata, Mangaluru / Bengaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Bridge inaugurated during Kummy as CM

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    This bridge would not have had cracks, if would have elected real leaders to run the country, and not crack heads like Nalin. BJP KO HATAO, DESH KO BACHO

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  • Citizen, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    No politics here my friend ... Please analize the the matter

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  • I wish I was There, Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Citizen Mangalore. I don't try to analyze things, falling of this fragile bridge will expose our unpreparedness to the situation loosing Innocent lives, No one wants to analyze anything here, You can sit and Analyze and correct BJP’s mistakes before they even paralyze and crack your future.

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  • Anil, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    They can give the charge of building new bridge to Nalin Kumar which can be completed in 25 years and also repairs of current bridge if possible, which may he can complete that to in at least 10 years.

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  • RUDOLPH, MANGALORE

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    "SIDDARAMAYYA SHOULD RESIGN FOR OPPOSITION LEADER "THIS IS I AM NOT SAYING . RULING PARTY OF KARNATA WILL SAY.

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    India would have stood Number One in developmental process.

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  • kujuma, mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    lozzz..how much you get per line my friend? for writing this utter nonsense.. This country as everyone knows reeks of corruption at every point. It is impossible to build a bridge or any structure for that matter in the standard that was built during British times. At least their adminstration was not corrupt.. Now only muh mein Ram Ram bagal mein churi...

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  • Ramesh Masand, Uchila

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    The illegal sand mining has weakened the pillars’ foundation.

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    No matter whatever

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    New invention of BJP after 70years. New technology

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  • Sp, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Kulur bridges are in a bad condition as well.

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  • Darshan, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    How illegal sand mining takes place?? Where are the police forces when these illegal things takes place?

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  • Manohar, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Now BJP will blame congress for this condition of bridge for 70 years rule. The worthiness of bridge expired, as it was more than 60 years old. Make arrangements to construct new bridge as early as possible, it is lifeline of dakshina kannada.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Nalini another lottery for tender .. Fix the bridge. Construct new one contract to L&T No kick backs

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Immediately rain proof bridge will be constructed and next all weather proof MP survey today and make announcement

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  • Jossy Tauro, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Now need to wait 10 years more to build new bridge

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  • Venkata Ramana Govinda, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Congress and Nehru is responsible for this crack. If they had not built this bridge today we wouldn't have seen these cracks!!

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  • Mangalore, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Yes . .we know how fast pumpwell was built.

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  • Riyaz, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Yes Rahul Gandhi should take the responsibility of Maravoor bridge develops cracks and resign from PM post immediately

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Rupees 1.86 Lakh Crores Coal Gate Scam..is much less money to construct bridges.

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Thanks people of India seen cracks every where in the system after 2014

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    Humhe Toh Loot Liya

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  • Avinash, Nidodi

    Tue, Jun 15 2021

    India is one of poorest countries in the world

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