The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 180 ft Bailey bridge in Jauljibi sector of Pithoragarh district, Uttarakhand, in less than 21 day despite frequent landslides and heavy rains.
The 50 m span concrete bridge was completely washed out when cloudburst hit the area and nallas and rivers were flooded. There were many casualties also due to landslides and road communication was broken.
BRO mobilised its bridging resources and setup to construct the bridge. The major challenge was to transport parts to the site from Pithoragarh amidst frequent landslides and heavy rains.
The bridge was completed on 16 August 2020. This has led to accessing flood-affected villages and connected Jauljibi to Munsiyari.