In Malnady beach in Udupi in Rnataka, the damage was started by Attahasa. The bridge was torn apart within three days of the onset of the typhoon. The broken pieces were washed away in seawater. Scattered scenes of floating bridge blocks on the beach went viral on social media. The event caused a bit of frustration among the organizers. ‘The tidal surge has increased tremendously due to the Asani storm weather. The bridge was damaged. We opened the locks between the blocks to prevent further damage to the bridge. Hence some blocks were seen floating on the ocean waves. Except that there is no truth in the rumors that the bridge was completely destroyed, ‘said Sudesh Shetty, the lease holder of the bridge. He said the floating bridge was temporarily closed following a notice from the district administration. Udupi MLA Raghupati Bhat inaugurated the floating bridge on May 6. It is the first floating bridge in the state of Karnataka. The bridge was formed with the support of the Malpe Beach Development Committee for an idea that came to the local youth. The bridge, which is 100 meters long and 3.5 meters wide, was built at a cost of Rs 80 lakh. With the setting up of this floating bridge, the organizers hoped that more tourists would come to the area. It was also built to provide employment for some locals. The ticket price for going up the bridge is fixed at Rs.100 per person. Each tourist can spend a quarter of an hour on this bridge. Life guards provide protection. Wear life jackets and go up the bridge. The bridge was supposed to be available for trials for 15 days and then to be fully operational. However, the bridge was partially destroyed on May 9 due to the impact of the sea waves. Floating bridges that give an adventurous kick while floating on the ocean waves are now attracting everyone. That kick separates as you walk on the rising waves. Malpe Floating Bridge operators say the bridge will be restored and made available soon.