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180ft Bailey Bridge constructed in Uttarakhand

The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 180 ft Bailey bridge in Jauljibi sector of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, in less than 21 day despite frequent landslides and heavy rains. The 50 mtr span concrete bridge was completely washed out on 27 July 2020 when cloudburst hit the area and nallas and rivers were flooded. There were many casualties also due to landslides and road communication was broken. BRO mobilised its bridging resources and setup to construct the bridge. The major challenge was to transport parts to the site from Pithoragarh amidst frequent landslides and heavy rains. The bridge was completed on 16 August 2020. This has led to accessing flood-affected villages and connected Jauljibi to Munsiyari. The connectivity will bring relief to about 15,000 people in 20 villages. The constructed bridge has resumed road communication of 66 km road starting from Jauljibi to Munsiyari. The bridge will provide essential support in rehabilitating the villages.