In Sikkim, Army Engineers Construct 70-Foot Bailey Bridge On The Dikchu-Sanklang Road.

June 27, 2024 7:26 PM.

Supporting the efforts of the BRO and local administration in restoring connectivity and returning normalcy to areas cut off due to recent floods in Sikkim, Army engineers of Trishakti Corps constructed a 70-foot Bailey Bridge on the Dikchu-Sanklang road, braving incessant rains and challenging technical constraints.

The bridge is an important link to enable vehicular traffic from Dikchu to Sanklang towards Chungthang. The recent floods in Sikkim have led to disruptions of road communications to many areas in North Sikkim. 

The devastating floods in Sikkim disrupted road communications in many parts of the state. Responding promptly to the rebuilding calls, the Army engineers began constructing the Bailey Bridge at Dett Khola on the Dikchu-Sanklang axis on June 23, PRO Defence, Guwahati said.

Despite incessant rains and challenging technical constraints, they completed the bridge within 72 hours, they added.