Kolkata, July 30

The Second Vivekananda Bridge, named NiveditaSetu, which completed its first year of operations onJuly 4, has won an Award of Excellence from theAmerican Segmental Bridge Institute USA. The bridgebuilt on public private partnership was completed within39 months, a record of sorts for a project of this sort. OnJuly 4 this year, the bridge carried 14,931 vehiclescompared with 6741 vehicles on the day it opened totraffic last year. - Our Bureau

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated July 31, 2008)
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