Curving Dhundi Bridge over Beas River in Manali valley thrown open

Dhundi Bridge


  • Dhundi Bridge over River Beas in Kullu-Manali valley was thrown open by Lt General RM Mittal, Director General Border Roads on 6th November, 2015.
  • The three span bridge of pre-stressed concrete and three spans of reinforced concrete spans a length of 206 meters, with an overall width of 12.35 meters that includes footpaths on both sides of the bridge carriageway.
  • Constructed in four and half years the high altitude bridge bears a unique design.
  • The bridge is part of the new all weather road being constructed for Lahaul –Ladhak Valleys, which also involves construction of a tunnel under Rohtang Pass.
  • Cost of constructing the bridge was Rs 10.56 crores and the contracting company that executed the project was M/s VK Gupta Construction Company.

Sanjay Dutta, an engineer by qualification but is a journalist by choice. He has worked for the premier new agency Press Trust of India and leading English daily Indian Express. With more than a decade of experience, he has been highlighting issues related to environment, tourism and other aspects affecting mountain ecology. Sanjay Dutta lives in a village close to Manali in Kullu valley of Himachal.

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