Friday, February 13, 2009

News - Barge stuck under Nyelong River Bridge

The upcoming Valentine's Day got a new meaning to the song "Stuck on you". Sarikei woke up to stunning news on our new bridge to Bintangor ...


Sarikei barge stuck under Nyelong Bridge, 13 Feb 2009
Source:Malaysia Daily News

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Sarikei barge stuck under Nyelong Bridge, 13 Feb 2009
Source: See Hua Daily News
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Sarikei barge stuck under Nyelong Bridge, 13 & 15 Feb 2009
Source: Borneo Post
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Sarikei barge stuck under Nyelong Bridge, 13 Feb 2009
Source: Eastern Times


Eastern Times 13 Feb 2009

By Michael Chiew

SARIKEI: A partially sunken barge, laden with logs, was stuck underneath the newly completed Sungei Nyelong Bridge after it got loose from its mooring yesterday morning.
It took almost three hours for a tug-boat to free the barge from underneath the bridge.
Prior to the incident, the tug-boat operator had secured the barge to a tree upriver. The swift and strong water currents had caused the barge to shift position and uprooting the tree at the same time.


The tug-boat operator had a hard time to free the barge and the operation attracted many curious spectators, including motorists using the bridge. The barge was finally freed when the tide ebbed. During the operation to free the barge, two speedboats were seen busy retrieving logs that got loose from the barge.

4 comments:

sarawakiana said...

I think the designer team did not measure everything and consider all factors before the bridge design was put on the board!!
The bridge has always looked at little "LOW".

I think from now on only rafts should go below the bridge. or small barges designed.

Nelson said...

talking about bridges, we gotta bridge sarikei to tanjung manis to avoid seclusion from development in the future.

willchua said...

I wonder if anyone check whether the bridfe is damaged or not!!

BurungHelang said...

Build and forget. That's the perceived line of policies taken by its caretaker, I imagine.

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