Arunachal: Steel bridge over Siang River bordering China collapses

Arunachal: Steel bridge over Siang River bordering China collapses

Tuting, the headquarter town of the Upper Siang district of Arunachal bordering China is now cut off from the rest of the country as the steel bridge over Siang got collapsed on June 19 followed by heavy and incessant rain which caused landslides near the bridge.

It will take many days to restore this bridge and it's the lifeline to connect remote Tuting and Gelling towns 30 km near Indo China border at an altitude of 4000 feet above sea level. 

This bridge was very crucial for the movement of armed forces along with their heavy vehicles.

Also Read: Arunachal Pradesh: Landslide disrupts movement of vehicles on National Highway 13

Earlier, a landslide caused by heavy and incessant rain in Arunachal Pradesh is creating havoc in many districts including a capital city where National Highway (NH) 13 has been blocked on June 15. 

Potin-Possa Road is currently grappling with the aftermath of a catastrophic landslide triggered by heavy monsoon rainfall, rendering a major road completely impassable. 

The natural disaster has caused widespread disruption, leaving commuters and travellers stranded and creating significant challenges for the local community.