IIT-B to review Carnac Bunder Bridge draft plan

Post-the demolition of Carnac Bunder bridge, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had appointed TPF Engineering Private Ltd to draft the Carnac Bunder bridge that will be built in five spans. IIT-B has been appointed to review the draft plan

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On April 24, Bombay high court had paved the way for demolition of the dilapidated Carnac Bunder Bridge disposing a petition that sought to stop the demolition of the structure. Likewise, 145-year-old Carnac Bridge, that was declared dangerous, was demolished by the railways. The BMC had paid the Central Railway ₹2.6 crore to demolish both Carnac Bunder bridge and Hancock bridge.

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Due to the demolition of the Carnac Bunder bridge that connected Mohammad Ali Road to P D'mello Road, people are now finding it difficult to go from one side to the other. Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had appointed TPF Engineering Private Ltd, as a technical consultant, to prepare Carnac Bridge’s draft and IIT-B has been appointed to review this plan. IIT will be given ₹15 lakh for the same.

150-metre long and 26.5 wide Carnac Bridge will be built in five spans where it will be built with a steel girder, prestressed concrete girder (PSC) and RCC bridge deck slabs.

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