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