The famous bridge in Assam, Saraighat Bridge in Guwahati has once again started developing cracks due to the passage of time.
The Commissioner of Police, Guwahati, Pradip Saloi confirmed the development of cracks and said that the repair works of the bridge are being carried out by the Public Works Department (PWD).
Cracks had also developed on the approach road of the footpath which had sunk at least one feet below.
The development of cracks on the bridge is quite alarming as a large number of vehicles pass daily through the bridge.
Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the river Brahmaputra in Assam.
The bridge, which was completed in 1962, was built by the Northeast Frontier Railway.
The Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru dedicated the bridge and formally named it after the Battle of Saraighat on June 7, 1963.