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Byorung Bridge

Byorung Bridge


  • GS 3 || Economy || Infrastructure || Transportation

 Why in news?

  • India’s longest single-lane steel cable suspension bridge has been inaugurated over Siang River in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh

 About byorung bridge

  • The bridge is 300-metre-long and is also known as byorung bridge. The bridge will reduce the distance between Yingkiong and Tuting in Arunachal Pradesh by almost 40 km.
  • The bridge was constructed under the non-lapsable central pool of resources (NLCPR) of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region at a cost of Rs 48.43 crore.

Importance of bridge

  • The bridge would help the movement of people residing on both sides of the river bank. The bridge would be of great help to around 20,000 people on living on both sides of the Siang river.
  • The bridge will also bolster defence preparedness and facilitate the army in their operations.

 About suspension bridge

  • A suspension bridge is a type of bridge in which the deck (the load-bearing portion) is hung below suspension cables on vertical suspenders.
  • The first iron chain suspension bridge in the Western world was the Jacob’s Creek Bridge (1801) in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, designed by inventor James Finley.

 Additional information – About siang River

  • The Tsangpo river, which originates in the Angsi Glacier in the Himalayas, enters India through Arunachal Pradesh where it is called by name Siang.
  • The river is also called as Dihang in the plain regions. It is joined by the rivers Dibang and Lohit