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Engineers Showcase Skills Constructing Swinging Bridge


Throwing their full weight behind one more public project, 1 Field Engineers troops with the support of 14 Gajaba Regiment completed the construction of a swinging bridge of 204 ft across Kumbukkan Oya on Galge-Kebiliththa Road which also leads to the Army formation in the area.

With the concurrence of Major General U.A.B Medawela, Commander, Security Force Headquarters - Central (SFHQ-C), troops serving the 12 Division with the guidance provided by Brigadier N.A Dharmaratne, General Officer Commanding, 12 Division, took the initiative in this connection, considering the acute need for such a bridge across the Kumbukkan Oya, particularly during rainy seasons.

The swinging bridge which has a capacity to bear a weight of 1500 kg was ceremonially opened a few days ago.