Marnabail bridge is crumbling

BANTWAL : An ancient bridge at Marnabail in Sajipamunnur gram panchayat of

Bantwal taluk is in a dilapidated state, much to the worry of the people who use this

bridge. The pillars of this bridge are crumbling and it is indeed horrifying to see two-

wheelers and three wheelers still moving on this bridge.

Even the local gram panchayat has so far not taken any step to install any sign

boards warning users of this bridge of its bad condiiton. Moreover the failure of the

administration in suspending vehicular traffic on the bridge, has surprised many.

Locals say the several complaints made to the authorities concerned to repair this bridge

has fallen on deaf ears. Moreover, this bridge submerges at times of flood during

monsoon. The locals have made an ardent appeal to the elected representatives and

officials to take early steps to repair this bridge.