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Monday, July 22, 2024

Indian Army and BRO Achieve Milestone: Completion of Record-Breaking Bailey Bridge in North Sikkim

In a remarkable feat, the Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army, with crucial support from the Border Roads Organization (BRO), successfully finished the construction of a Bailey bridge over the Teesta River at Chungthang in North Sikkim.

This accomplishment marks the restoration of connectivity to flood-affected areas in North Sikkim, which had been severed since the night of October 3, 2023. The newly erected bridge will now facilitate the smooth movement of vehicles and the efficient delivery of relief materials to these areas grappling with the aftermath of the floods.

A press release from the Defense PRO highlighted the engineering excellence of the 200-feet Bailey bridge, underscoring its distinction as the longest and heaviest single-span Bailey bridge that can be launched. The construction, executed tirelessly around the clock, involved the initial creation of concrete abutments by the BRO, followed by the bridge construction undertaken by Trishakti Sappers, culminating in a five-day operation. The bridge’s inauguration took place with Mr. Samdup Lepcha, the Honourable Minister of Roads and Bridges, Government of Sikkim, presiding over the event in the presence of officials from the Indian Army, BRO, and Civil Administration.

The bridging operation engaged Engineer Troops from the Trishakti Corps, along with the collaboration of BRO and the utilization of heavy earth-moving machinery. Once again, the Indian Army has demonstrated its unwavering commitment to nation-building and its steadfast support for the people of the country in times of crisis.

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