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- Every year, due to the flood water coming on the old bridge, the traffic was stopped.
Every year due to torrential rains or the water being released from the Barna Dam, water used to enter the Barna River on the Jabalpur-Bhopal Highway, due to which one had to wait for hours till the water came down from the bridge, not only this sometimes for one to two weeks. This road was closed due to which the drivers had to face problems. On the other hand, people of Bareilly and Bareilly used to be worried about government works due to the closure of traffic, but now the traffic will not be affected due to the construction of a new bridge with a higher height.
During the rains, whenever water used to come on the bridge, long lines of vehicles used to get on both sides, but after the construction of the bridge, apart from the convenience of traffic, the people of Bari and Bareilly have also taken relief. The biggest problem was when a member of the house became ill and the bridge was unable to take the patient to the hospitals due to water. The construction work of the bridge was done in January 2020, which is slowly getting ready now. A part has been made completely ready on which traffic has also started. At the same time, the second part is also under construction, which will be ready soon. Due to Corona infection, the government had imposed a lockdown, due to which the work of the bridge was stopped, which is the reason that the bridge was completed with a delay of about 6 months.
There was trouble for the drivers, had to wait for hours for the water to come down from the bridge
The old bridge which was built in 1964 was damaged
The old bridge of Barna river, which was constructed in about 1964, but according to the increasing traffic and population, the need for a new bridge was being felt. Due to the height of the old bridge being 12 to 15 feet high, every year during the rains, the Bhopal Job Jabalpur road was completely obstructed due to water coming on the bridge, due to which Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, West Bengal, The drivers of other states like Orissa, Bihar etc. have to face a lot of trouble.
The new bridge is 14 meters higher than the old bridge
The construction work of the bridge started in January 2020, whose work would have been completed only in December 2020, but due to torrential rains and lockdown, the construction work has been affected for 6 months. The height of the bridge to be built on the Barna river at a cost of Rs.6 crore 40 lakh is about 55 feet, which is four times higher than the old bridge. Regarding the construction of the bridge, Engineer SP Singh Parihar said that the height of this bridge is 14 meters higher than the present bridge and 140 meters in length, 28 meters in width, 40 cadres have been put on top of 8 big pillars in this bridge construction. He told that no matter how much rain now, the traffic will not be affected.
The 55 feet high bridge over Barna river is being built three times the height of the present bridge, whose width is four times that of the present bridge. After the construction of the new bridge, people will get freedom from the 65-year-old narrow bridge. At the same time, due to the width of the bridge being more, up to four vehicles, small and big, can easily pass simultaneously. Along with the construction of the bridge, the movement of vehicles will continue through this route very smoothly during the rainy season.