Engineering Institute of Thailand (EIT) secretary-general Thanes Weerasiri is blaming Sunday's deadly suspension bridge collapse in Ayutthaya on an "unprofessional" repair job last year.
Mr Thanes inspected the Rattanakosin Bridge over the Pasak River in tambon Tha Luang of Tha Rua district yesterday after it collapsed on Sunday evening, killing four people and injuring 45.
Tambon Tha Luang mayor Chettha Pathumrangsee told him the 8.2-million-baht bridge had been built in 2011 to replace an old bridge that had been constructed in 1982. It was repaired in February 2012 after it was struck by a boat.
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