by Zeeshan Ali Photos courtesy J.J.Color Labs Gilgit
Danyor, August 10: Today, early in the morning, while most of the residents of Danyor and Gilgit were asleep, or just opening their eyes, something unthought of had taken place. The second largest bridge on the Karakuram Highway, famously known as China Pull, connecting Hunza – Nagar and Danoyre to Gilgit city, had caved in.
According to initial reports a pillar of the huge concrete bridge, constructed by the Chinese engineers and FWO over Hanisara (Gilgit river), has broken and damaged it badly. Luckily no vehicles were on the bridge while the accident took place. The bridge remains closed for all sorts of vehicles.
The collapse of this bridge has increased pressure on the wooden bridge connecting Danoyre with Konodas Gilgit, near the Karakuram Internaional University campus.