The Bridge that Broke, Uttaranchal, May 2006.(photos K.Mohan)

May 31, 2006

<IMG height=333 alt=”Uttaranchal Bridge, road from Munsiyari to Thal, May2006” src=”” width=500><IMG height=333 alt=”Broken Bridge, Munsiyari-Jauljibi Road, Uttaranchal, May2006” src=”” width=500>

A front and side view of a bridge that had broken down on the alternative route we took from Munsiyari to Thal, via Jauljibi, in Uttaranchal. Luckily for us, a causeway had been opened by roadworkers nearby, otherwise, since the main route was also closed by a landslide 10 km from Munsiyari, we would never have got to our destination, Kausani. It made us ponder over the effort needed to keep the mountain roads in shape.