ISLAMABAD: The National Highway Authority (NHA) will rebuild the Hub bridge on the Karachi-Quetta National Highway (N-25) after a portion was washed away by recent flash floods and heavy rains.

The NHA executive board has formally approved the project following a directive from Minister for Communications and Postal Services Asad Mahmood.

Due to heavy rains and floods, two spans of Hub bridge collapsed a few days ago. It was closed to traffic on July 22 due to erosion in its pillars and traffic was diverted to Hub bypass.

The bridge — constructed by the Communication and Works Department in 1962 — is 8.5 metres wide and has 24 spans, each having a length of 25 metres.

Published in Dawn, July 29th, 2022

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