Border Roads Organization has completed a 280 metre bridge in
Jammu & Kashmir that would provide connectivity to the remote districts of
Rajori and Poonch. The bridge that has been in the making since 1979 is
currently the longest bridge in the state. Built over river Chenab, the bridge
is of civilian and strategic importance.
The bridge has a pair-to-pair distance is 160m with two end spans of 60m each.
With an overall width of 12m, the bridge has been constructed suing segmental
construction technique and is equipped with four shock transmission units
imported from France to withstand earthquake.
Work on the bridge began in 1979 but was abandoned due to technical
difficulties. Even the resumption of work in 1986 could not be sustained for
long. Work finally began in April 2006 and was completed in a record gestation
time of 20 months.