A bailey bridge on this district of Uttarakhand, almost 50 km from the-India-China border, collapsed when a truck carrying an excavator machine was crossing it, an official mentioned on Tuesday.
The truck driver and the machine operator have been injured because the 40-feet-long bridge, inbuilt 2009, crashed on Monday below the mixed weight of the truck and the machine, SDM of Munsyari, AK Shukla, mentioned.
The load-bearing capability of the bridge was 18 tonne whereas the mixed weight of the machine and the truck was 26 tonnes, he mentioned.
The SDM mentioned the truck driver and the machine operator have been admitted to a hospital in Munsyari.
Round 15 border villages of Johar Valley have been reduce off. Authorized motion might be taken in opposition to the truck driver, the official mentioned.
Development of one other bridge will take a minimum of 15 days, the SDM mentioned.