Tinsukia: Indian Army builds a Bailey bridge at Baghjan

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Published: June 24,2020 03:51 PM
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June 24,2020: Indian Army personnel have constructed a bridge near the burning natural gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia, which will help in extinguishing the flames.

June 24,2020: Indian Army personnel  have constructed a bridge near the burning natural gas well in Assam’s Tinsukia, which will help in extinguishing the flames. The 150 meter  long Bailey bridge, constructed over a water  body  near the gas well of Oil India Limited (OIL) at Baghjan  which had a blow out on May 27 and caught fire on June 9, will help deliver water needed to control the fire and plug the blowout.
"Undaunted by the group of engineering challenges the Army constructed the bridge in a short time of 24 hours under heavy rainfall and extreme temperatures. The bridge has provided the much-needed impetus to the ongoing disaster relief efforts. A special team will continuously maintain the bridge and keep it afloat even in the unpleasant conditions", Army Officials further informed.
Guwahati-based Army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel P Khongsai has said that the construction of the bridge required the transportation of 233 metric tons of materials over a distance of 400km. 150 specially trained troops undertook the task under extremely risky and hazardous conditions.
The entire exercise of controlling the fire and plugging the blow out is expected to be completed by the first week of July.