|Pontoon Bridge Varanasi end|
During my trip to Varanasi few months ago I visited Ramnagar for its popular fort museum. More than the fort and the interesting collection of weapons in the museum I was thrilled at the pontoon bridge across River Ganga. This pontoon bridge is available only during winters when the river recedes. When the river is swollen during summers the only mode of travel is by boat. The new bridge stands high but, is too very far from being completed. From Bharat Hindu University I took a shared autorikshaw to the fort and I went on this bridge! Though everyday thousands of people travel to-and-fro this bridge I was taken aback to see an autorikshaw front wheel stuck in the broken wooden plank of the bridge! I am sharing few pictures as only pictorial narration of my experiences and not being judgemental about anything. I sometimes get amazed by how makeshift arrangements effectively work though with some degree of danger involved!
|Pontoon Bridge- starting point|
|Metal planks are spread to support breaking wooden planks|
|Light traffic on the bridge|
I have seen similar or more dangerous makeshift bridges in lower Himalayan regions of Sikkim and Himachal Pradesh. And every time it feels fresh and new! Well, Road is Life and the voyage never ends!---
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