Flood in Cauvery river: Trichy Kollidam bridge collapses, Srirangam island completely cut off
19, Aug 2018, 1:34 PM
The havoc caused by heavy rain and flood in Cauvery river led to the collapse of the 20th pillar of the Trichy Kollidam old steel bridge, cutting the region off from other areas completely. The bridge developed a crack due to heavy rain on August 16. First, the 18th pillar of the bridge collapsed and today, with the collapse of another pillar, the bridge of the British era (1928) has left the people of Srirangam island in Tamil Nadu completely cut off from the mainland. The 792-metre long bridge was connecting number 1 toll gate residents with the island. Watch the video of people expressing their grief as the bridge collapses.