BRO constructs 160-ft-long bailey bridge to connect Punjab village with Jammu

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New Delhi, Apr 23 (PTI) The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a 160-foot-long bailey bridge on the Tarnah river to connect Sakol village in Punjab with Jammu, an official statement said on Friday.

The bridge will provide a much-needed lifeline to the village's residents, who had to go through a lot of hardship to cross the 'dreaded' river every year during monsoon, it noted.

BRO workers worked relentlessly round-the-clock and finished the construction of the double-decker bridge in five days, the statement said.

The bridge lies on the Chadwal-Sanjimore-Hariyachak-Paharpur-Simbal stretch, the BRO stated.

'Every year a pontoon bridge was required to be launched for crossing the river and delaunched (removed) after receding of water levels post-monsoon. Now, this bridge will provide all-weather connectivity between both the regions,' it said. PTI DSP DIV DIV