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BRO restores Bailey bridge on Daporijo-Taliha road


Sentinel Digital Desk


Itagar, June 3: Setting yet another example of commendable restoration work on a war footing, the 77 RCC of 23 BRTF, Project Arunk successfully restored the 190 feet Bailey bridge on Daporijo-Taliha road at km 10.80 near village Sipi. The said bridge is a crucial lifeline for both Army as well as the civilian population of Upper Subansiri district and it had deteriorated badly owing to vagaries of weather, as well as heavy traffic.

BRO promptly appreciated the gravity of situation, and undertook a commendable restoration work on a war footing and all the damaged parts were replaced by new ones without delaunching the bridge, thus successfully completing the task despite incessant rains on May 16 last.

The bridge was opened to traffic by evening on the same day.

In addition, extensive repairs to the badly damaged bridge over River Subansiri inside the Daporijo town were carried out by successfully on April 26 and 27 last as well.

Although the bridge had been handed over to the state PWD by BRO two years back in July 2014 as part of Trans Aruchal Highway, since its condition had deteriorated badly due to neglect, and it had become a grave hazard for the road users.

"BRO has been working relentlessly, in a commendable manner in service of the people of Aruchal Pradesh since last 56 years, and will continue to do so in future," a statement from Project Arunk chief engineer, brigadier H K Pokhariyal said.

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