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The traffic on the Rakwana- Deniyaya Road came to a standstill this morning after the Kalupalama bridge at Hedaraliwatta collapsed while a lorry transporting a load of fertilizer was passing the bridge, police said.

They said no injuries were reported. Motorists are requested to use the Kolonna Road from the Udagama Junction in Embilipitiya as an alternative.



Pix by Ajithlal Shanthaudaya

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  • mike Thursday, 12 June 2014 10:19 AM

    No Surprise - as expected soon the other bridges will end up the same faith - regime HORA CHNTHANA developments the new roads so call high ways NO WAY will last for long - all cheating and money with in

    God Save the Poor Island and the innocents

    Concrete Bass Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:55 PM

    When was this bridge built. Who was the contractor. Who did the final quality inspection. Who approved it. Find the answers and you will know the cause for its collapse. via DM iPad app

    Devapriya mendisypu Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:36 AM

    Who paid for your accusations? Must be tiger blood money lying idle, come to galle face & say what you have to say coward

    Yalluwa Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:19 PM

    POSON Surprise....

    Concerned Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:20 PM

    Is this a bridge built by suddas or colonialists? Have we been using it all this time?

    Concerned Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:23 PM

    Is this a hidden blessing for some political big wig in the area? Looking at the iron, one can think so. Soon it can disappear!

    GAMINI Thursday, 12 June 2014 12:55 PM

    Looks a 100 year old bridge. Narrow escape this.

    Upul Thursday, 12 June 2014 01:38 PM

    From the photos it appears to be a bridge built by the British!

    The reason it collapsed is because the steel must have rusted and there is no money to be made with bridge maintenance!!

    no name Thursday, 12 June 2014 08:13 PM

    is this made by CHINESE. ...... via DM Android App

    Iran Thursday, 12 June 2014 11:04 PM

    This was built in English era as far as I know & probably not maintained well there after..a ten well vehicle is any way not suitable for a road like this..fortunately something worse than this did not happen.. via DM Android App

    Simple Simon Friday, 13 June 2014 02:48 AM

    [quote name="Devapriya mendisypu"]Who paid for your accusations? Must be tiger blood money lying idle, come to galle face & say what you have to say coward[/quote]
    Truth hurts, NO?

    George Clooney Friday, 13 June 2014 02:56 AM

    Wonder of Asia..............Lol

    ind Friday, 13 June 2014 03:59 AM

    This is a old bridge. Not a newly build one.


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