Bridge collapses in Mangochi, goes down with tipper

A bridge along the Mangochi-Makanjira road collapsed on Sunday, went down with a heavy duty tipper with its cargo.

The Kalanje Bridge collapse

The Kalanje Bridge collapse rendered the Mangochi-Makanjira road impassible.

There were no injuries.

This is a fourth bridge to collapse along the road this rainy season alone.

Roads Authority spokesperson Portia Kajanga says a contractor has already been identified to fix the bridge.

Meanwhile, vehicles coming from either directions of the road were stuck at the bridge.

Mangochi-Makanjira road, which is about 100 kilometres long, has over 20 bridges, with most of them being Bailey bridges.

Annually, the government spends a lot of money to maintain the bridges, which are perennial death traps for motorists during the rainy season.

 

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Marium Barak
Marium Barak
5 months ago

Ma Bridge awa amayenera kukhala wongoyembekezera, ndiye kukhala mpaka zakazaka. A Roads Authority mukulekerera zinthu apa.

Hora
Hora
5 months ago

That is what happens when you approve a cook to own and manage a civil engineering construction company and award him/her a 200 million contract. And without capital.

Anzengo
Anzengo
5 months ago

Palinso ntchito yomwe ili mkati yokonza bridge pa mtsinje wina kuditsa Namalaka kulowa Kadango route yomweyo ya Makanjira. Zongomva kumene poompano ndi zakuti mvula yagwanso kwambiri ndipo zonse zomwe zinamangidwa kale pa mtsinjewo zakokoloka ndi madzi. Anagoneka ndi kumamanga ndi cement n quarry ndi miyala zija zimigolo zitalizitali zonga zija amatsira madzi wopita kukaziziritsa engine ya zigayo za dizulo. Zimenezo akuti zakokoloka. Recent unverified report.

Dsvan
Dsvan
5 months ago

Poor Malawi
We God interference immediately

Don't Waste our time
Don't Waste our time
5 months ago

If there is a country in the world where people celebrate mediocrity that country is Malawi. How on earth do we construct bridges that look like no building inspector ever visited the site yet officials from Ministry of Transport grace opening ceremonies of such structures that are obviously below par in workmanship?Who on earth authorizes payments to these rowdy contractors. What is a bridge built for? If it can’t carry a truck why bother building one. This country is a laughing stock of our neighbors. When will we get things right? Just when? We have people seating in offices scratching… Read more »

Moya
Moya
5 months ago

When you build a bridge indicate maximum tonnage of load that can pass there in the absence of that we will break more Bridges. It costs more to replace than to put up a sign ” “Trucks over 10 tonnes do not use this bridge” plus another one mu chichewa.

Aboo Jamila
Aboo Jamila
5 months ago
Reply to  Moya

There is a sign that allows only 10 tonne truck load. This truck loads Quary more than 25 tonnes. The truck guy should pay.

Williamz
Williamz
5 months ago

This Makanjira roads was been there from decades now Malawi they keep on changing Presidents one after another but this road is not taken for seriously what they know is empty promises to make things worse one leader even played a joke for this catchment area by calling it Kuchimbundi

VINCENT CHIGALU
5 months ago

Nthawi yakwana yoti ndalama zomwe munathyolera m’matumba zija zionekere pomanga ma bridge ndizingwe zathumba la fertilizer lero ndi izi galimoto kungodutsapo bridge kuthyokeratu.Ubwino wake sipanafe munthu.Koma ma contractors omwe anapanga bridge imeneyi akuyenera kulandira chiweruzo choyenera.

jahman
5 months ago

shame on corrupt DPP

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
5 months ago

ndiye ngatitu omanga ake amangozika zitsulozo.
anyway ma contractor a behind the door. miseu amangozila ndi tar basi ziwale.
ndalama anathyolrera mmatumba.
ma engineers from recognized institutions aculukilenji!
nikumbukila BEN PHILI atabweretsa m ‘bale wake ku office ina yake mu city centre po. anavuta bwanji akuvala masuit opatsidwa ndi ben. anampatsa ka office . staff kuyamba kudabwa kuona munthu opanda appointment letter ya ncito. anyway kunyada.
Ku local govt office anaotsa nkulu wina cifukwa nkuluyo anakana za katangale. Ben ALIPO KOMA???? Mr yelusalemu.
zinthu za fake zimaoneka. ulesi anthufe bwanji!!!!!!

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