BRO Constructs 110-Feet Bailey Bridge In just 60 Hours on NH 44
Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar highway
Dated : 17 Jan 2021 (IST)
The Border Roads Organisation finished the construction of a 110-feet bailey bridge at Kela Morh near Ramban on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in a record time of just 60 hours.
The bailey bridge, which was opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening, was required as retaining wall of the existing bridge collapsed on January 11 cutting the valley from the rest of the country said a BRO officials.
Bailey bridge is made from portable and prefabricated steel panels that can be quickly assembled.
The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), the agency responsible for NH-44 (Jammu-Srinagar highway), and the civil administration had requested the BRO to assist in bridging the gap after the wall’s collapse.
“After initial recce, the construction of bridge commenced on January 14 at 7.30 AM. Led by Lt Col Varun Khare, Officer Commanding, the team of 99 RCC (road construction company), comprising six officers, 10 supervisors and 50 labourers, worked tirelessly for 60 hours,” said one of the officials.
The trial run of the bridge was carried out at 2.30 PM on Saturday and the bridge was opened for regular traffic on Saturday evening itself, the officials said.
The launching of bridge has brought much needed relief for people stranded at different locations, they mentioned.