The century-old Bailey Bridge collapses

  • The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Bailey Bridge, made of iron and built to span the Turag River in the Aminbazar area of Dhaka’s Gabtali, has collapsed into the water, as seen in this photo on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Though part of the Bailey Bridge has already collapsed, vessels along the Aminbazar-Ashulia route are still taking the risk to travel under a still standing section of the bridge, as seen on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Though part of the Bailey Bridge has already collapsed, vessels along the Aminbazar-Ashulia route are still taking the risk to travel under a still standing section of the bridge, as seen on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Though part of the Bailey Bridge has already collapsed, vessels along the Aminbazar-Ashulia route are still taking the risk to travel under a still standing section of the bridge, as seen on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Though part of the Bailey Bridge has already collapsed, vessels along the Aminbazar-Ashulia route are still taking the risk to travel under a still standing section of the bridge, as seen on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People gather to see the collapsed Bailey Bridge, which provided entry to Dhaka over 100 years ago, on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People gather to see the collapsed Bailey Bridge, which provided entry to Dhaka over 100 years ago, on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • People gather to see the collapsed Bailey Bridge, which provided entry to Dhaka over 100 years ago, on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    People gather to see the collapsed Bailey Bridge, which provided entry to Dhaka over 100 years ago, on Friday, September 10, 2021. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A section of the Bailey Bridge damaged a bulkhead on Friday, September 10, 2021, after it collapsed into the river. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A heavily damaged section of the Bailey Bridge still remains standing atop the Turag River on Friday, September 10, 2021, though one wonders for how long. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A heavily damaged section of the Bailey Bridge still remains standing atop the Turag River on Friday, September 10, 2021, though one wonders for how long. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A heavily damaged section of the Bailey Bridge still remains standing atop the Turag River on Friday, September 10, 2021, though one wonders for how long. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A heavily damaged section of the Bailey Bridge still remains standing atop the Turag River on Friday, September 10, 2021, though one wonders for how long. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove