Flood caused by incessant rainfall for the past two days has damaged the bridge over the Triyuga River that links Belhi and Siwai of Chaudandigadhi Municipality in Udayapur.

Construction of the bridge had started 12 years ago and was in the last leg of construction lately.

While one of its pillars has sunk, the flood has swept away two slabs of the bridge.

Forty-eight year old Akhtar Miya, who was walking on the bridge when it was suddenly swept away, was injured in the incident.

The 307-metre long bridge has 12 slabs altogether. Each slab is 25-m long. It was built by Mahalaxmi Lokapriya JV Construction Kathmandu.

The project originally estimated to cost some 90 million rupees has now cost 110 million rupees following frequent contract extensions.

A version of this article appears in the print on July 4 2021, of The Himalayan Times.