Vehicular movement on Tangail-Bhuapur route had been halted for some 13 hours after a bailey bridge at Shampur in Kalihati upazila of Tangail partially deflected yesterday morning.
The incident occurred after an over-loaded truck passed through the bridge around 6:00am, said a witness Kawsar Ahmed of Kalihati. The damaged part was repaired by 7:30pm, said Amimul Islam, executive engineer of Roads and Highways Department, Tangail.
Several thousand passengers of Bhuapur, Kalihati and Ghatail upazilas use the route every day which is also used to reach Jamuna Fertiliser Company in Jamalpur.
There are 12 bridges from Elenga to Bhuapur but all of them were constructed before 1971 and need immediate replacement, said a local rights activist Kajal Arya.