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Unfit bridge not replaced in 9 years

The officials of the Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) completed their task with the declaration of a 65-metre-long bridge unsafe to use. However, after nearly nine years have passed the department is still waiting to repair the bridge which is crucial for the livelihoods and lives of tens of thousands. About ten thousand residents of Chhoto Baishdia union in Rangabali upazila rely heavily on the bridge on Gohinkhali canal, since it is their sole method to get in touch with headquarters for the upazila as well as Baherchar Bazar -- the largest market, not just in Rangabali Union, but the entire upazila. The bridge along Gohinkhali canal is crucial for more than two hundred students who must daily cross it for transportation to and from their educational schools located in Rangabali town. Locals claimed they had to make use of logs of wood to replace the majority of the iron pillars that were deteriorating on the bridge with a width of two metres. It was built us