Jam Sadiq Bridge cracks, traffic diverted indefinitely

The Jam Sadiq Ali Bridge was closed to traffic for an indefinite period when cracks developed Wednesday evening on a portion of the bridge.
Traffic between the Koranagi Industrial Area and Qayumabad had been diverted to the Korangi River Road.

The latter has, as a result, become clogged. A severe traffic jam was witnessed at the Korangi Crossing and the Korangi Bridge stretching about three kilometers. Traffic from Korangi to Defence was also clogged late Wednesday night.

It is worth noting here that the bridge was in a dilapidated condition for a long time, and many potholes had developed on it. The city government had earlier identified the bridge, among many others, to be repaired but no headway was made.

The Korangi Association of Trade & Industry (KATI) had also offered the city government to reconstruct the bridge through their own resources but the city government showed lackluster attitude, resulting in the caving in of the bridge.

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2 Comments so far

  1. Shamsi (shamsi) on June 12th, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    Chief Your topic and without a PHOTO ? is that not strange? – !

    The bridge if we all recall, is 2nd time a threat, before it was washed away in 80s rain. took a LONG time to come back as bridge and in less then 25 years again it is going down. How very unfortunate that Moenjodoro is in better shape ! :)

    I warn you RI next time you start a topic MUST support it with your Camera eye, or you will be punished by taking away your camera(s) for 15 days.


  2. Raja Islam (rajaislam) on June 13th, 2008 @ 9:02 am

    @shamsi :D



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