Imphal's 166-year-old "THONG NAMBONBI" bridge to be repaired soon

Process to repair the 166-year-old Thong Nambonbi (hump bridge) in Imphal city will start soon, the state government has said.

Imphal's 166-year-old "THONG NAMBONBI" bridge to be repaired soon
Thong Nambonbi Imphal

 

A part of the bridge caved in last year

Process to repair the 166-year-old Thong Nambonbi (hump bridge) in Imphal city will start soon, the state government has said.

Built without iron bars by the British in 1854 during the reign of Maharaj Chandrakriti, the hump bridge was closed to public by the government since July last year after a portion of it caved in. Another portion of the bridge that stands over Nambul river collapsed on Wednesday last.

Thong Nambonbi is protected under the Manipur Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1976.

Chief minister N Biren Singh on Saturday said his government has already intimated the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for repairing/reconstructing the collapsed bridge. On Thursday, art and culture minister L Jayantakumar Singh, accompanied by senior officials from the art and culture department and state archaeology unit, inspected the condition of the historic bridge.

Source : TOI