Perak JKR mulls either repairing or replacing collapsed Enggor bridge

IPOH: The Perak Public Works Department (JKR) is weighing two options for reconnecting the road linking Karai town to several nearby villages following the collapse of the Enggor bridge.

State JKR director Hamdan Ali said one option was to repair the bridge while the other was to build a new one.

"It would take between six and eight months to repair the bridge.

"Building a new one could take about two years," he said when contacted on Wednesday (May 3).

The 13m bridge is partially collapsed at 11.30pm on Tuesday (May 2) following several spells of heavy rain.

"Due to the downpour, the river became swollen and the strong current eroded the riverbank.

"It then caused the supporting posts of the bridge to collapse," he said.

"The alternative route between the town and other areas is via Jalan A303 or Jalan Karai-Kampung Nasib," Hamdan added.

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