Temporary bridge to ‘Paravi Duwa’ declared open to public

Temporary bridge to ‘Paravi Duwa’ declared open to public

Temporary bridge to ‘Paravi Duwa’ declared open to public

Written by Amani Nilar

12 Mar, 2022 | 2:37 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The temporary bridge connecting Matara city and ‘Pavai Duwa’ (Pigeon Island) was declared open to the public today (12), Chief of Defense Staff and Commander of the Army, General Shavendra Silva states.

The bridge leading to the island collapsed into the sea on March 4th, injuring several people who were travelling on the bridge.

This temporary bridge has been built until a permanent bridge is constructed with the contribution of the Army.

The construction works are still underway and Officers and Other Ranks of 12 Engineer Regiment the Sri Lanka Engineers with the assistance of expert troops of the 14 Chemical Biological Radiology and Nuclear Response (CBRN) Regiment Sri Lanka Engineers, 16 Workshop Regiment the Sri Lanka Engineers, 4 (V) Engineer Regiment the Sri Lanka Engineers, 12 (V) Corps of Engineer Service, troops of the 613 Brigade and 3 (V) Gemunu Watch are contributing as the workforce to this mammoth project, the Army states.

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