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Army hands over pedestrian bridge

delhi Updated: Oct 02, 2010 00:19 IST
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Ten days after the suspension pedestrian bridge outside Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium collapsed, the Army handed over the newly built bridge to the Delhi government on Thursday night.

"We started work on September 25 evening and handed over the completed bridge on September 30. Our promise to hand over the bridge in five days has been fulfilled," said Colonel Dinesh Khanna, Commanding officer, 3 Engineer's Regiment, Indian Army.

The government had approached the Army after the under-construction pedestrian bridge, built at a cost of R10 crore, came crashing down on September 21, injuring 27 workers. The new bridge is 260 feet long and was built by 100 officers who worked round the clock to complete it.

The suspension bridge has now been replaced by a Bailey bridge, which has pre-fabricated sections coming together to form a single component. These types of bridges are usually made in mountains to bridge gaps quickly.

The safety evaluation of the bridge has also been conducted by a military agency. This bridge was built at a cost of R 80 lakh.