Matiri Bridge: Indian Army built longest suspension bridge over Indus RiverDate: 03 April 2019 Tags: Defence & Security
Indian Army has successfully built longest suspension bridge over the Indus River in the Leh-Ladakh region. It has been named ‘Matiri Bridge’, symbolising excellent civil-military relations existing in the Leh-Ladakh region. The bridge was inaugurated by war veterans who were part of 1947-48, 1962, 1971 and 1999 wars in Jammu and Kashmir.
- It is suspension Bridge constructed over Indus River by combat engineers of Sahas aur Yogyata regiment of Indian Army’s Fire & Fury Corps.
- It is 260-feet long, making it longest Suspension Bridge over Indus River. It has been built in a record time of 40 days.
- It is shortest time taken by Indian Army built to build any suspension bridge of this length.
- Locals from nearby villages of Choglamsar, Stok and Chuchot also had helped Indian Army in the construction of the bridge.