PITHORAGARH: A crucial bridge on the Munsyari-Milam road near the India-China border in Uttarakhand that collapsed on June 22 when an earthmover was being taken across it has been rebuilt by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) within a record time of five days. Traffic was restored on the stretch on Saturday.
A BRO official told TOI that the bridge reconstruction was taken up on priority since it is a “strategically important link.” “Generally, it takes around a month to build a bridge like this but we were able to complete the reconstruction in a record time,” the official said.
The 110-foot-long bridge, with a capacity of carrying a weight of around 30 tonnes, is important for BRO’s construction of the 64-km-long Munsyari-Milam Road which once completed will facilitate easy movement of Army and ITBP personnel to the higher
posts along the China border.