Delhi’s tallest Signature Bridge, which was inaugurated in November 2018 and later closed, is all set to reopen in June 2019. The pylon of the Signature bridge is the tallest structure in Delhi and is double the height of Qutub Minar with its 154-metre high viewing box, which acts as selfie points for visitors.
The bridge is under construction to complete the observation deck atop the 154m pylon. The bridge will not only link the Outer Ring Road to the Wazirabad Road, but also offer tourists an Eiffel Tower-like experience! Yes, you read that right. The Signature Bridge will have the facility of transporting tourists up the main pillar, which is 154 m high. At present, the work to install lifts on the bridge is going on.
According to Dainik Jagran, the Signature Bridge will sport two lifts soon. It will go up to 82 m from the ground. Also, the lifts will run diagonally. After coming out from the first lift, people can board the second lift, which will be more 50 m high.
The Signature Bridge was in the news for two back to back following accidents involving bikers that claimed three lives. Also, 143 people were booked for driving without a helmet.
All You Need to Know About the Signature Bridge:
- The Signature Bridge was announced in 2004 with a measurement of 675 m length and 35.2 m width. It received the approval by the Delhi Cabinet in 2007. Since then, it has missed several deadlines.
- Initially, it was expected to be completed at a modified estimate of Rs 1,131 crore for the Commonwealth Games, held in Delhi in October 2010.
- The cost of the Signature Bridge infrastructure project rose to Rs 1,594 crore in 2015.
- Reportedly, the bridge was proposed for the first time as early as in 1997 at an initial cost of Rs 464 crore.
- It is touted to be the first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge in India.