Bhadrachalam: The ongoing works related to construction of new bridge across river Godavari were affected as a pre-stressed concrete girder buckled when it was being hauled onto the bridge pillars. According to the sources, the concrete girder weighing around 200 tonnes accidentally slipped from the cranes that were engaged to place the girder on the pillars of the new bridge during mid-night hours on Tuesday..
The girder reportedly suffered damage due to the impact of the fall and obstructed the vehicular traffic till until wee hours of Wednesday on old bridge. Soon after the incident the construction workers were pressed into service and the girder was removed allowing the traffic to move on the old bridge by early morning hours. However, the breakage of girder might delay the works, the sources added..