Old Coleroon Bridge will be demolished, says Tourism minister

Tiruchirappalli: The Old Coleroon Bridge here would be demolished as it has developed cracks owing to heavy discharge of water into the Cauvery, Tamilnadu Tourism Minister Vellamandi N Natarajan said.

He was speaking to reporters after inspecting the flood-like situation. The pier of the bridge has developed cracks and posed a danger to motorists, so it would be razed down once the waters recede, the Minister said.

The new bridge adjacent to the old one would be used as a two-way. The old bridge was built in the 1920s.