If all goes well, locals and tourists will soon be able to use the 378-year-old Ponte de Linhares bridge or Patto causeway to cycle along or take a stroll without the fear of being run over by a vehicle.
The state government has plans to construct a new parallel bridge for vehicular traffic and preserve the heritage causeway, once considered the longest bridge in Asia.
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that if heavy vehicles continue to ply on the Patto causeway, it could collapse. “We have discussed the construction of a new bridge on the line of Patto causeway at the high powered task force on tourism meeting,” Parrikar said.
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