Incessant rains pose risk to Wakwella Bridge

Incessant rains pose risk to Wakwella Bridge

Incessant rains pose risk to Wakwella Bridge

Written by Tharushan Fernando

24 Dec, 2015 | 3:12 pm

The Wakwella Bridge is facing a severe risk due to the blockage of waste caused due to the rising water levels of the Gin Ganga, following the recently experienced heavy showers.

Built in 1999, the Wakwella Bridge connects Baddegama and Galle via Wakwella.

Stretching up to 1400 feet in length, the Wakwella Bridge was considered Sri Lanka’s longest bridge.

This bridge is used for daily travel by occupants of several villages from Baddegama to Galle via Wakwella.

Locals say due to constant rise in water levels, waste which get washed away by the currents washes up to the bridge’s steel foundation, affecting the functions of the bridge.

Locals request authorities to take quick steps to address the issue.

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