Bridge Collapse: News

23 Aug 2023


Mizoram: 17 workers dead as under-construction railway bridge collapses

At least 17 people working on an under-construction railway bridge died after it collapsed near Mizoram's Sairang on Wednesday.

20 Feb 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Half of cables had broken before tragedy

Administrative and technical lapses with no corrective measures led to the Morbi bridge collapse—which killed 135 people on October 30, 2022—the special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Gujarat government said in a report submitted to the Gujarat High Court.

31 Jan 2023


Morbi bridge collapse: Oreva MD surrenders, sent to judicial custody

Jaysukh Patel—the managing director (MD) of Ajanta Manufacturing Private Limited (AMPL), Oreva Group—accused in the Morbi bridge collapse tragedy that killed 135 people surrendered at a court in Morbi, Gujarat, on Tuesday, ANI reported.

22 Nov 2022


Morbi bridge: 3,165 tickets issued on day of bridge collapse

The probe into the Morbi bridge collapse in Gujarat last month has found significant lapses on the part of Oreva Group and the local municipality, reported NDTV.

15 Nov 2022

Gujarat High Court

Morbi municipality 'acting smart': Gujarat HC as authorities skip hearing

Taking suo moto cognizance of the Morbi bridge collapse, which left 135 people dead last month, the Gujarat High Court on Tuesday lambasted the Morbi municipality for "acting smart" and not turning up for the hearing despite being served a notice.

04 Nov 2022


Gujarat bridge collapse: Chief officer of Morbi municipality suspended

The chief officer (CO) of Morbi municipality, Sandeepsinh Zala, was suspended by the Gujarat government on Friday, informed district collector GT Pandya.

Morbi bridge collapse: SC to hear plea seeking judicial probe

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking a judicial probe into the cable suspension bridge collapse in Morbi, Gujarat, on Sunday that reportedly killed nearly 140 people.

31 Oct 2022


Morbi suspension bridge collapse: How exactly did it happen?

A colonial-era bridge standing for over 140 years in Gujarat's Morbi was no less than an engineering marvel. It underwent renovation for close to seven months, perked with "modern" architecture. However, it came down within five days of reopening.

31 Oct 2022


Morbi bridge collapse: Rajkot BJP MP loses 12 family members

Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai Kundariya, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) MP from Gujarat's Rajkot, lost 12 family members in the tragic suspension bridge collapse in Morbi on Sunday evening.

31 Oct 2022

Narendra Modi

Gujarat: PM Modi to visit Morbi bridge collapse site tomorrow

PM Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat's Morbi on Tuesday to take stock of the situation there following the collapse of a 19th-century suspension bridge, which killed at least 141 people, reported NDTV.

31 Oct 2022


Gujarat: Morbi suspension bridge collapse death toll reaches 141

As the rescue operations on the Machchhu River are drawing to a close, the number of deaths in the Morbi suspension bridge collapse in Gujarat reportedly reached 141, with several still feared missing on Monday.

31 Oct 2022


Gujarat: Morbi bridge reopened without 'fitness certificate,' contractor company booked

After the cable suspension bridge over the Machchhu River in Morbi, Gujarat collapsed on Sunday, municipal authorities accused a private company—in charge of the structure—of reopening it to the public without a fitness certificate, The Indian Express reported.

31 Oct 2022


Gujarat: PM Modi cancels key event following Morbi bridge collapse

Following the tragic bridge collapse in Morbi, Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi canceled a key event with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state on Monday.

30 Oct 2022


Gujarat: Suspension bridge collapses in Morbi; at least 141 dead

In an unfortunate incident, 141 people have died and many are feared injured in Gujarat's Morbi district after a suspension cable bridge over the Machchhu River collapsed on Sunday evening.

24 Sep 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal: Under-construction bridge collapses in South 24 Parganas

An under-construction bridge collapsed in Kakdwip area of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district today.

14 Sep 2018


Kolkata: 7 bridges labeled as 'most vulnerable' by PWD

In the wake of the Majerhat bridge collapse on September 4, the West Bengal Public Works Department (PWD) has identified seven bridges in Kolkata out of the 20, which the PWD has classified as "distressed" structures, as the "most vulnerable" requiring urgent repairs.

07 Sep 2018


Another bridge collapses in West Bengal, truck driver injured

An old bridge collapsed near Siliguri, West Bengal today, leaving a truck driver injured.

05 Sep 2018


#KolkataBridgeCollapse: Recalling horror, survivor tells his car started sinking

Madan Jha, who was driving his cab from Behala to Ekbalpore (a route he has taken a thousand times) recalled how his car started sinking when the Majerhat bridge in Kolkata collapsed on Tuesday.

04 Sep 2018

West Bengal

Kolkata: Majerhat bridge collapses, at least five dead, many trapped

The Majerhat bridge near Taratala in South Kolkata has collapsed, and many are trapped underneath the debris.

14 Aug 2018


Motor bridge in Italy collapses, at least 20 dead

A major motor bridge in the Italian city of Genoa has collapsed, leading to the death of at least 20 people.

05 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Grant Road Bridge reopened a day after cracks seen

Tuesday was a bad day for Mumbai; within 16 hours, two city bridges faced infrastructural defect.

05 Jul 2018


Andheri bridge-collapse: 15 doctors fought for 14hrs to revive victim

Like every day, Asmita Katkar of Mumbai took the Gokhale Bridge on Tuesday too, after dropping her six-year-old son at his school.

04 Jul 2018

Western Railway

Andheri Bridge collapse: Who's at fault- BMC or Western Railways?

On Tuesday, Mumbai woke up to an overbridge collapse in Andheri which left five injured.

04 Jul 2018


Mumbai: After Andheri-bridge collapse, cracks found on Grant-Road station bridge

Cracks were found on a bridge at the Grant Road station in south Mumbai, hours after an over-bridge collapsed at a railway station in suburban Andheri, the city's civic body said today.

03 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Part of Andheri bridge collapses amid rains; traffic hit

Lakhs of commuters were stranded after a part of the Gokhale Road overbridge in Mumbai, connecting Andheri East and West stations, caved in this morning amid incessant rains.

27 Apr 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi: Elevated road to be built over Shahdara drain

Ride between East Delhi and Noida is set to become smooth, as the decision to build an elevated road over Shahdara drain was approved by the Noida authority yesterday.

20 Jan 2018


Bridge linking South Bombay to international airport made toll free

The resident of South Bombay traveling to the upcoming Navi Mumbai international airport will not be required to pay any toll.

20 Jun 2017


Mumbai to get its first cable rail-bridge

Mumbai could get its first cable-stayed rail overbridge (ROB) which will touch down at Dr E Moses Road near the Mahalaxmi race-course.

19 May 2017


Bridge in Goa collapses, leaves 2 dead and several missing

A bridge connecting the Sanvordem and Churchorem villages in South Goa collapsed on late Thursday night, leaving 2 people dead and several missing.