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At work: Excavators dredge the Omchhu in Phuentsholing to prevent the water level from rising over the new bridge
At work: Excavators dredge the Omchhu in Phuentsholing to prevent the water level from rising over the new bridge

Omchhu bridge will not collapse: officials

Although the swollen Omchhu has hit the girder of the new bridge opened to traffic in April this year, project officials from Phuentsholing thromde involved in its construction allay fears that the bridge would collapse.

The only risk is that the water might flow over the bridge
The only risk is that the water might flow over the bridge

Officials explained it was the unexpected deposition of sediments that raised the water level up at the girder (framework) level.

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