Borim Bridge

The bridge at Borim was built in the 1930’s by the Portuguese over Zuari river connecting Salcete and Ponda talukas using steel imported from Germany.

In 1961 during Goa’s liberation the Portuguese blew up the bridge using dynamite in an attempt to delay the advance of Indian troops.

The damaged portion was later repaired and thrown open again for public. Due to weight restriction and its narrow width and on account of damage sustained due to the barges navigating along the route, the government constructed a new bridge in 1986 at a distance of over half a kilometre.

Now the bridge lies in a dilapidated state with most of the pillars having collapsed into the river, caused on account of iron ore laden barges ramming into them.

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