Indian Army and BRO Triumph: Completes record breaking Bailey bridge in North SikkimNov 16, 2023
Troops of Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army with assistance from BRO completed the Bailey bridge over the Teesta River at Chungthang in north Sikkim.
This has finally connected the flood-affected areas of North Sikkim with the mainland that was cut off since the night of 03 Oct 23. The bridge will now pave the way for seamless movement of vehicles and provision of relief material to these flood-affected areas.
In a press release, Defence PRO said, the 200 feet Bailey bridge is an engineering marvel in itself as it is the longest and heaviest single span Bailey bridge that can be launched. Working round the clock, the BRO initially constructed the concrete abutments followed by the bridge construction by Trishakti Sappers that took around five days. The bridge was inaugurated by Mr Samdup Lepcha, Honourable Minister of Roads and Bridges, Government of Sikkim in the presence of officials of Indian Army, BRO and Civil Administration.
Engineer Troops of the Trishakti Corps and BRO along with several heavy earth-moving plants were employed for this bridging operation. The Indian Army has proved yet again that it is committed to nation-building and always stands headstrong with the people of the country in their hour of need.
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