Army hands over CWG bridge to Delhi govt

Written by: Samyuktha
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New Delhi, Oct 1: Saving the country from a huge embarrassment, the Army on Friday, Oct 1 handed over the newly-built Bailey foot over-bridge at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium to the Delhi government.

Army's 'Madras Sappers' started re-constructing the collapsed bridge at the Commonwealth Games main venue on Saturday, Sep 25. The bridge was ready by Wednesday, Sep 29.

The Army was called in after the under-construction foot overbridge collapsed on Sep 21 adding to the mounting embarrassments just days ahead of the Delhi Games.

An engineering regiment of the Army, with nearly 1,000 men, was deployed to construct the Bailey bridge. The regiment completed and handed over the Bailey bridge in an impressive six days.

A Bailey bridge is a portable pre-fabricated bridge designed for use by military units.

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