Namtola-Tizit bridge being dismantled to make way for new bridge
DIMAPUR — Namtola-Tizit Bridge, one of Mon district’s oldest bridges, is being dismantled to make way for a new bridge. The dismantling process began on Thursday.
Speaking to Eastern Mirror, deputy commissioner of Mon, Ajit Kumar Verma, informed that the bridge falls under the jurisdiction of the National Highway. Consequently, the construction of the bridge is being undertaken by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. (NHIDCL).
He said that NHIDCL has been tasked with completing the work before the monsoon, with the bridge expected to be completed and handed over by May 31. Verma went on to say that the upcoming bridge will be larger than its predecessor and that it will have a concrete deck as opposed to the previous bridge’s wooden deck.
According to a Public Works Department (PWD) Road and Bridges (R&B) official, the dismantling of the bridge began on Thursday, and the new Bailey bridge will be about 48 feet long with a load capacity of around 60 tonnes.
When questioned about the other bridge situated on the alternative route via Namtola Charali (Assam)–Lahdoigarh–Jaboka–Pentom Junction (Tizit/Mon), the official revealed that a detailed project report (DPR) has been sent to the PWD (R&B) for the reinforcement construction of the bridge in January 2024.
The other bridge is a steel-girder bridge with a limited load capacity of seven tonnes. Additionally, it was mentioned that the alternative route would take about 30 minutes longer to connect to the other side due to poor road conditions.