Four youths built a 170-feet long bridge at Bheramara
Nirapad News : Four youths have built a 170-feet long bamboo made bridge over Ghagot River just beside railway bridge at Bheramara in Sadar upazila at their own initiative to ease road communication for local people, especially the school going children.
Bheramara Railway Bridge over the river, only one and half kilometers off the Gaibandha rail station is the lone way to go to the district headquarters.
Everyday thousands of people, especially workers and students, cross the bridge risking life.
Slippers on the bridge, each set with a gap of one feet may cause accidents to the children, women and elderly people anytime, locals said.
On the other hand, if anyone wants to avoid bridge, he or she would have to walk seven kilometers of additional way to reach the town, they said.
A few days ago, Shahidul Islam, a local primary schoolteacher of Bheramara, while crossing the railway bridge fell into the river with his motorbike when a train suddenly appeared and sustained severe injuries, said Ashraful Islam, a member of Kholahati Union Parishad.
Considering the sufferings of the people, a local youth, Abdul Latif of KIshamat Balua village, decided to build the bamboo made bridge. Later, his friends Farid Ahmed, Saider Rahman and Ershad joined hands and started the work.
“Following our footsteps, local people came forward with bamboo, nail and wire to build the bridge,” said Ershad, a member of the team.
“After a month-long campaign, we were finally able to complete the work in ten days,” said Latif, the team leader.