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.