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Alternative Bridge Opened for Traffic near India-China Border in Uttarakhand: BRO Official

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The alternative bridge, which is very important for high-altitude villages of the district, was built in five days, a BRO official said.

  • PTI
  • Last Updated: June 27, 2020, 8:02 PM IST
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The BRO on Saturday opened an alternative bridge for traffic, days after a bailey bridge collapsed nearly 50 km from the Sino-India border in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district.

The alternative bridge, which is very important for high-altitude villages of the district, was built in five days, a BRO official said.

"The construction of the bridge has reconnected 15 high altitude villages with the sub-divisional headquarters at Munsyari and made it convenient for the security personnel who commute through the route," BRO official PK Rai said.

The bailey bridge in Senargar on Munsiyari-Milam road had crashed on Monday when a truck carrying a JCB machine was crossing it, an official said.

The truck driver and the JCB machine operator were injured as the 40-ft-long bridge, built in 2009, crashed under the combined weight of the truck and the JCB machine, Munsyari SDM AK Shukla had said.

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