Delisle Bridge Partially Opens for Motorists, Reconstruction Work to Be Completed by July-end

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Published By: Pragati Pal

Last Updated: June 02, 2023, 00:02 IST

After this partial opening, motorists can travel towards Western Railway Workshop from Peninsula Corporate Park but cannot go towards Currey Road as work on that side is pending, officials said. (Representational Image/PTI)

After this partial opening, motorists can travel towards Western Railway Workshop from Peninsula Corporate Park but cannot go towards Currey Road as work on that side is pending, officials said. (Representational Image/PTI)

Issuing a release, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the west side carriageway of Delisle Bridge is now operational as per instructions from Mumbai police, while the east side carriageway will be opened for traffic by July end

One side of the Delisle Bridge near Lower Parel station in Mumbai was thrown open to traffic on Thursday, a civic official said.

Issuing a release, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the west side carriageway of Delisle Bridge is now operational as per instructions from Mumbai police, while the east side carriageway will be opened for traffic by July end because some works are pending.

After this partial opening, motorists can travel towards Western Railway Workshop from Peninsula Corporate Park but cannot go towards Currey Road as work on that side is pending, officials said.

The bridge was shut for traffic in 2018 on the basis of a structural audit report submitted by the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, after which it was demolished in phases.

“Around 87% of work of rebuilding Delisle Bridge has been completed and the remaining work is expected to be completed by July end. The most challenging part in the reconstruction of the bridge was the launching of two girders of 90-metre length and weighing 1,100 tonnes,” an official said.

Western Railway, after launching both the girders, handed over the bridge to BMC in October 2022 for completion of the remaining work, he added.

The closure of the bridge has resulted in traffic snarls in the area, which is teeming with offices and residential complexes, as well as areas like Dadar, Elphinstone Road and Mahalaxmi since the structure is an east-west connector.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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