After it washed away in a flood, the Indian Army and Border Roads Organization finished building the Bailey bridge across the Teesta River in North Sikkim.
In cooperation with the Border Roads Organization (BRO), the Indian Army’s Trishakti Corps soldiers have successfully finished building a Bailey bridge across the Teesta River in Chungthang, North Sikkim. On October 3, a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) in the Lhonak Lake upstream severed the connection between North Sikkim and the mainland, destroying this vital infrastructure.
According to a ministry of defense release, the bridge will now make it easier for cars to drive across and for relief supplies to be delivered to the flood-affected villages of Lachen and Lachung Valley in North Sikkim.
The bridge was built over the course of five days by Trishakti Sappers after the BRO first built the concrete abutments. For this bridging operation, massive earth moving machinery and engineer troops from the BRO and Trishakti Corps were used.
“Troops of the #TrishaktiCorps continue to #RebuildAndReconstruct while the world celebrates.” In order to reunite areas cut off during the GLOF, the Indian Army Engineers are building a second Bailey Bridge over the Teesta in conjunction with BRO. On November 10th, the launch operations got underway. The soldiers are working around the clock, embodying the professionalism and “Service Before Self” slogan of the Indian Army. The 200-foot-long bridge’s construction will soon be finished, the Trishakti Corps stated in a post on X on Tuesday.
Samdup Lepcha, the state minister of roads and bridges, reopened the bridge in front of representatives from the Indian Army, BRO, and the civil government.
Being the largest and heaviest single span Bailey bridge that can be launched, the 200-foot-long bridge is an engineering wonder in and of itself.
Earlier on November 9, communication networks in Sikkim’s Lachen Valley were restored by representatives of the telecom provider Airtel and the Trishakti Corps.
Source- Hindustan times