Northen Bypass Bridge Collapse

I am not sure who compiled this but it made interesting reading as it throws the responsibility of the unfortunate incident away from the contractors and on to the consultants and designers. The pdf does not appear to be a technical report but more of a ‘other side’ of the story.

Click here to see the details.

9 Comments so far

  1. ALAM (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    So from city govt to ECIL, everyone is responsible except the Army’s NLC ???

    Must be written by someone in GHQ


  2. HITMAN (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    Yeah, NLC should have stopped working on this kind of design which is even obvious to laymen as dangerous & flawed.

    BTW has any one noticed the gap b/w the pillars of Lyari Expressway Over heads, specially @ 3 hatti & Lasbella bridge? Ofcourse its a straight beam but what if heavy load accumulate on that particular spot?


  3. Raza (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 12:09 pm

    God knows how many more such projects have been deemed fit for use by these companies that may pose danger to the citizens.


  4. asa (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 4:07 pm

    I dont know who is responsible but i know one thing 30 innocent ppl has died & no action has been taken yet..wish some maseah will come and take revenge from these top position bastard ..our karachi ppl is sleeping so tight dont expect from anything.

    God bless karachi


  5. Balma (unregistered) on November 1st, 2007 @ 9:02 pm

    When people are hired/admitted into colleges/promoted in colleges, governemtn jobs – based on their ethnicity and not qualification, this is what you will get.


  6. Mufakkir (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 9:25 am

    @Hitman,

    You’re ignorant enough not to know that the ‘gap’ is called ‘span’. All those bridges on Lyari Expressway have nowhere to support them in the middle that’s why they have over 20 metre spans. They are box-girders (which allow VERY big spans) and that’s why they’ve taken so long to cast, since they’re not I-sections they can’t be installed precast.

    If you can’t even bother to get to know the relevant terminology, please keep your mouth shut.

    Also, acc my info ECIL didn’t design this bridge. They didn’t have the desired expertise in-house so they outsourced it to Ijaz Munshi (son of the famous Muhammad Munshi who designed those everlasting flyovers in Nazimabad). WHen the drawings came, they didn’t want to give due credit, and erased the name of Ijaz Munshi. Now they’re in trouble and Ijaz Munshi is scot-free. That’s why we discourage plagiarism and encourage citing. :)


  7. Mufakkir (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 9:40 am

    @Hitman,

    You’re ignorant enough not to know that the ‘gap’ is called ‘span’. All those bridges on Lyari Expressway have nowhere to support them in the middle that’s why they have over 20 metre spans. They are box-girders (which allow VERY big spans) and that’s why they’ve taken so long to cast, since they’re not I-sections they can’t be installed precast.

    If you can’t even bother to get to know the relevant terminology, please keep your mouth shut.

    Also, acc my info ECIL didn’t design this bridge. They didn’t have the desired expertise in-house so they outsourced it to Ijaz Munshi (son of the famous Muhammad Munshi who designed those everlasting flyovers in Nazimabad). WHen the drawings came, they didn’t want to give due credit, and erased the name of Ijaz Munshi. Now they’re in trouble and Ijaz Munshi is scot-free. That’s why we discourage plagiarism and encourage citing. :)


  8. MB (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2007 @ 2:23 pm

    Yeah some GHQ chumcha seems to be the MIND behind.


  9. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2007 @ 4:16 pm

    Like they Say at GHQ – ‘These bloody civilians’,
    YOU BLOODY BLOGGERS :)

    why can we let this hush hush, like it has happened in media.

    when was any of us have seen the followup of that accident.

    Now their focus is BB, Supreme court, Troika and whoever pay them right money for their AIR TIME

    MEDIA lost control of themselves since they are unleashed – ! They are worst then lawyers,.

    Gossip in the air is that soon there will be a encrypted desi adult channel coming up for viewers of subcontinent beamed / uplinked from somewhere in Europe owned by joint venture of debonair magzaine of india and a renowned vetern producer from Pakistan.

    HAM Kiss Gali Ja rahay hain………..



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