Fact Check: This 50-yr-old bridge in Gujarat that collapsed was not inaugurated by PM Modi
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Fact Check: This 50-yr-old bridge in Gujarat that collapsed was not inaugurated by PM Modi

By India Today calender  22-Jun-2019

Fact Check: This 50-yr-old bridge in Gujarat that collapsed was not inaugurated by PM Modi

The West Bengal Congress, in its latest tweet, took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a bridge collapse incident on the Jamnagar-Junagadh Highway. It shared a photo of the collapsed bridge with the claim that it was inaugurated just three months ago by PM Modi. Congress president Rahul Gandhi also liked the tweet.
India Today Anti Fake News War Room (AFWA) has found that the viral claim is misleading. The bridge that collapsed in Gujarat was built more than 50 years ago.
Facebook page Indian National Congress-West Bengal’ posted the image with the caption: Planned by then CM Modi, inaugurated by PM Modi, Jamnagar-Junagarh highway bridge collapsed within 3 months of inauguration!
AFWA reverse-searched the image and found an article in a local news website confirming the incident. The bridge on the Jamnagar-Junagadh road near Satudad village, around 14km from Jamkandorna taluka, did collapse on June 19. However, the bridge was not inaugurated by PM Modi three months back.
Sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) GK Miyani also confirmed that the bridge was more than 50 years old.
According to JV Joshi, executive engineer (road and building), the bridge was more than 50 years old. It was constructed using stones which were commonly used decades ago. Nowadays, concrete is being used for such constructions. The boulders in the structure can be clearly seen in the image below.

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