Calcutta  /  Published 24.07.20

Dhakuria flyover to be shut till Monday 6am

The Dhakuria flyover will be shut from 10pm on Friday to 6am on Monday for a load test, police said. Built in 1963, the 380m-long bridge without piers has been under the scanner since the collapse of...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

India  /  Published 17.07.20

Bridge collapses within a month of opening

A newly-built bridge over Gandak river in Bihar’s Gopalganj district collapsed on Wednesday within a month of its inauguration by chief minister Nitish Kumar, exposing poor construction and prov...
By Dev Raj in Patna

Jharkhand  /  Published 29.11.19

This bridge is still in troubled waters

At a time politicians are busy promising the moon to voters, the 1,433m Barbendia bridge on the Barakar river in Nirsa is a reminder of government apathy since August 2009, when the bridge’s pillars...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

West Bengal  /  Published 21.11.19

Gap to save Tallah pipes

The municipal corporation wants the new Tallah bridge, which would be built after pulling down the existing one, to leave a 2-metre gap under the road below it so that the water pipes can pass unhinde...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta

Jharkhand  /  Published 25.02.19

Jamshedpur's Domuhani bridge gets value-adds

Traffic on Domuhani bridge over Subernarekha has been suspended from February 22 to make it heavy duty by March 1. A divider on a 50-metre stretch is coming up on adjoining Marine Drive, linking a new...
By Our Correspondent in Jamshedpur

West Bengal  /  Published 10.01.19

On test: Bengal bridge closed in 1985

A barricaded British-era iron bridge in Murshidabad declared hazardous by the PWD in 1985 has been brought back into use amid questions on whether local authorities are turning a blind eye. The bridge...
By Alamgir Hossain in Jangipur

Science  /  Published 08.12.19

Peer through a wormhole

In science fiction, wormholes — tunnels through space and time — have long been the preferred means of travel across the universe. In the movie Interstellar, directed by Christopher Nolan in colla...
By Dennis Overbye /New York Times News Service in

North East  /  Published 01.01.19

When traffic stood still on Bogibeel bridge

An unprecedented rush of picnickers at Bogibeel bridge on New Year’s Day resulted in traffic congestion on both sides of the approach road to the bridge. Every year, large crowds gather near Bogibee...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh

North East  /  Published 28.12.18

Tourists litter ‘lifeline’ bridge

Dibrugrah resident Bhabesh Bailong, 62, who came to see the Bogibeel bridge as a tourist on Friday, was stunned to see it littered and ended up cleaning it himself. “Bogibeel bridge is our lifeline ...
By Vinod Kumar Singh in Dhemaji

North East  /  Published 27.12.18

Bogibeel jetty loses its bustle

Forty-year-old Shankar Sahani is at a loss after the shutdown of the Bogibeel ferry ghat.The ghat, which has been functioning since 2004, was shut down after the rail-cum-road bridge was inaugurated b...
By Avik Chakraborty in Dibrugarh


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