BMC audit: 18 bridges in Mumbai need reconstruction

The pending structural audit of 296 bridges in the city by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has revealed that 18 connecters will have to be demolished and rebuilt. The list includes 10 major bridges and eight foot over-bridges (FOBs). Some of these structures belong to the British era.

The bridges were audited following the 2016 Mahad bridge collapse on Savitri river, which claimed 41 lives. The report was delayed and got consolidated this year after Gokhale bridge at Andheri collapsed in July. The report was submitted to municipal commissioner in August.