Structures of collapsed bridge substandard: Engineers


AYUTTHAYA, April 30 – Several sections of the bridge over the Pa Sak River which collapsed Sunday were not up to standard, according to engineering experts.

The engineers concluded after inspecting structure, pointing out that the neck of the bridge, in particular, was found with weak joints and only steel of small sizes used.

Meanwhile, officials are preparing to dismantle the collapsed Rattanakosin 200 Year Bridge in Tha Rua district following the Sunday incident which killed four people.

Experts from the Forensic Science Police Office and the Engineering Institute of Thailand inspected the area today. They are to loosen the knots that hold on the bridge together instead of cutting the sling for more safety and in order to prevent further accidents.