New Majerhat Bridge likely to be thrown open to public in Dec

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PTI

Kolkata

 The newly constructed cable-stayed Majerhat Bridge in the city is expected to be thrown open to public early next month after the completion of load testing, a senior official of the state PWD department said on Friday.

A portion of the bridge, that connected the city to Behala area and beyond, had collapsed on September 4, 2018, killing two persons. Following the collapse, the entire structure on Diamond Harbour Road was demolished to build the new cable-stayed bridge. Work for laying bitumen on the new bridge is on in full swing and it will be completed by this week-end, the official
said.

The structure has also got its coat of paint. “As soon as the laying of bitumen is over, we will seek clearance from the Railway authorities to conduct the load test on the bridge,” the official said. The ROB portion of the bridge falls within the Eastern Railway and load testing has to be cleared by the zonal railway.