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New Rishikesh suspension bridge to have glass floor

The glass floor will be 1.5m in width on both sides while the road will be 2.5m wide

Government of Uttarakhand, Glass-floor suspension bridge, Lakshman Jhula, Asphalt road, Toughened transparent glass, Public Works Department, IIT-Mumbai

The government of Uttarakhand has approved a glass-floor suspension bridge which will come up near Lakshman Jhula which has been closed after it was declared unfit.

The new bridge’s design will comprise a glass floor on both sides and an asphalt road in the middle. The floor made of toughened transparent glass will give pedestrians a sense of walking on the surface of the river while crossing through the bridge.

As per the design prepared by the Public Works Department and finalised by the state government, the total width of the new bridge is eight mtr and the length is 132.2m. The glass floor will be 1.5m in width on both sides while the road will be 2.5m wide.

The toughened glass to be used as floor on both sides will be 3.5 inches thick. The design for the bridge will now be sent to IIT-Mumbai for approval. IIT-Mumbai will vet the design and thereafter prepare the detailed project report (DPR) and the tender bids will be floated. The project is likely to be ready before 2021.

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