India’s First Glass-Floor Bridge to Replace Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

glass bridge in rishikesh

Glass Bridge is going to be built over the river Ganga in Rishikesh. This will be the first such glass bridge in the country which will be used for movement. The name of this new bridge is also very special.

The name of Rishikesh is included not only in the special pilgrimage sites of the country but also in the most beautiful places. Now the beauty of Rishikesh is about to double. Glass bridge is going to be built in this Yoga city. This bridge connecting the two banks of the Ganges will be made of glass. This will be the first such glass bridge in the country which will be used for movement. The work of making the bridge is in progress. According to the Public Works Department, which built the glass bridge of Rishikesh, the new bridge will be ready by July 2023. After this, passengers will be able to travel through the bridge.

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Two toughened glass floors measuring 1.5 metres each will make up the bridge, which will be built parallel to Lakshman Jhula, and there will be a total of eight metres of asphalt roads between them for two-wheelers and other light vehicles.

According to the senior official, the toughened glass floor will be 3.5 inches thick and able to support a weight of more than 750 kg per square metre continuously.

According to Prakash, the bridge will have toughened glass rails that are seven feet high on either side of its 132.3-meter-long span.

The official asserted that it will be secure for commuting for at least 150 years.

He added that the bridge might endure even longer than 150 years if it is properly maintained and that the iron pillars and bars used in its construction will be significantly stronger than those typically used in bridge construction.

In July of last year, the 94-year-old Lakshman Jhula suspension bridge was shut down for safety reasons.

Trivendra Singh Rawat, the chief minister, had announced that a replacement bridge will be constructed utilising contemporary technology shortly after it was closed.

The extra chief secretary claimed that the bridge’s design was in keeping with the chief minister’s announcement.

But this won’t be the world’s first glass bridge. The Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge in China is the largest see-through surface suspension bridge in the world and is one of the most popular skywalks in the world, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Glass Bridge Will Replace Laxman Swing

A trip to Rishikesh is incomplete without Ram and Laxman Jhula. The view of Ganga looks even more beautiful when viewed from the Ram and Laxman swing. Laxman swing has been closed for some time, due to which tourists can move only from Ram swing. But now a new glass bridge will replace the Laxman swing.

This Is The Name

The glass bridge to be built over the river Ganga in Rishikesh will be named Bajrang Setu. After the names of Ram and Laxman, this third bridge will be named after Hanuman ji.

Will Vehicles Be Able To Pass?

This bridge will be in three lanes. Glass bridge is being built as a pedestrian path. There will be a normal bridge in the middle of which small vehicles will be able to pass, while there will be a glass bridge to walk around. It will be in the same way as there is a footpath to walk on the road.

The Bridge Will Be So Strong

The glass bridge is being built very firmly. 65 mm glass will be used to make this bridge. The bridge will be at a height of about 57 metres from the river Ganges. The glass bridge will be approximately 133 metres long. This bridge will be a total of 8 metres wide, which includes both the pedestrian glass bridge and the vehicular bridge.

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