Bridge constructed across Teesta river in Sikkim

  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed a bridge across the Teesta river in North Sikkim.
  • This bridge connects the towns of Lachen and Chungthang.
  • It is a 360 feet long bailey suspension bridge.
  • A bailey bridge is a type of portable bridge that has modular components.
  • The modular components can be assembled without special tools or heavy equipment.
  • A steel bridge at the same location had been completely damaged due to a massive cloud burst.
  • This new bridge has been constructed as a replacement.
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