Broken Bridge

Kaugel Bridge collapses

The bridge went down when a truck transporting a crusher tried to cross it.

The truck and machinery belongs to Covec PNG Ltd, the construction company which was awarded the multi-million-kina road project between Tambul and Mendi.

Local youth Enoch Steven said the crusher was to be offloaded just after crossing the bridge where it will be stationed for the road project.

“But it happened that the bridge collapsed together with the floater and the crusher some metres away from where it was supposed to be stationed,” said Steven.