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Bridge connecting last Army post on Indo-China border complete

Bridge connecting last Army post on Indo-China border complete

Pithoragarh: The Border Road Organisation (BRO) on Thursday announced that it had completed the construction of the 160-feet New Bailey Bridge connecting the last security post of the Indian Army on the Indo-China border to the country at Nabhidhang in Pithoragarh.

“The bridge constructed by the 67 RCC of the BRO is at a height of 14,500 feet where extreme cold conditions prevail,” Commanding Officer of BRO at Dharchula Major Manish Narayan said.

The bridge is situated nearly 12 km from the China border and was completed on November 5, he said.

“It will be also useful for Kailash and Chota Kailash pilgrims as the Om Parvat is visible from a point after crossing the bridge,” the officer said.

Heavy materials to construct the bridge was carried by helicopters while mules carried light material, he added.

PTI