Berhampur: Vehicular traffic on the busy road connecting Berhampur and Nayagarh was completely disrupted after a bridge over the Ambakhala nullah in Buguda of Ganjam district caved in late on Tuesday.
Vehicles remained stranded on either side of the road that joined the collapsed bridge.
“The bridge was in a bad condition since it was about 50 years old and that is why a pier of the bridge got displaced due to heavy downpour in the locality for the last two days. The officials concerned should take immediate steps to build a diversion road to facilitate the movement of vehicles”, a local resident said.
Meanwhile, the district officials reached the spot and assured the people that the work for diversion road will start shortly and an inquiry will be initiated to ascertain the exact reason behind the collapse.