Bridge safety, a serious concern

After the Northern By-Pass bridge collapse in Karachi, the Punjab Government is seriously paying attention to the condition of over-head bridges and underpasses in the city.

The New Ravi Bridge is offline for repairs while several others are being inspected for any faults that may cause such an accident.

Lahore has more than six over-head bridges, eight underpasses on the canal with the ninth one under construction.

What do you think about the state of over/under-pass road infrastructure in Lahore; is it reasonably well maintained or are there any major safety concerns?

8 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 12:02 am

    What happened in Karachi is very very sad and, i think it never happened in Lahore, like after inaugaration of a new underpass or bridge. As a citizen, i never had a complaint, these all are well maintained.

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 12:06 am

    Brother that is Shershah bridge not north nazimabad bridge.

  3. binary-zero (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 2:17 am

    i guess ravi one is the only bridge in bad condition, all other are in decent condition (aparently) – jail road underpass is good but the road beneath was quite patchy but it was cleaned up i guess before moonsoon.

    from technical design point , not sure – but KHI was a tragedy, i remmember someone dicussing design faults on KMB when this was inagurated.

  4. malaika rizwi (unregistered) on September 6th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    been to lahore once that too a long time ago so dont remember exactly but its good they are having inspections!

  5. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:24 am

    Do you know the Punjab University wala underpass crossing the canal had serious water proofing problems and was submerged in water each time water was past over it in the canal twice…


  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:36 am

    Dont telmeee……..really? Thats not scary, thats SO dangerous then.

  7. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:40 am

    I’m afraid of dying stuck in my car in the middle as water floods the underpass

  8. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on September 8th, 2007 @ 12:49 am

    Btw, i have seen that underpass full of water once…and yes, it can be really bad if one stucks there. God bless us.

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