India's Bridges: Highway 4 Slab Bridge near Lodai, Gujarat by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
|February 2001( 23.3893 Degrees, 69.7708 Degrees) Highway 4 Slab Bridge near Lodai, Gujarat, India|
The next step up from culverts with headwalls is a bridge composed of stone abutments and a reinforced concrete slab. Behind the abutments are short retaining walls that support the embankments. There may have once been a barrier rail on the deck that got knocked off by the earthquake (or by passing vehicles). I wonder if trees are planted on river banks beside bridges or if the trees just find it to be a beneficial place to grow?