The Andheri’s Gokhale Bridge was shut on November 3rd for the purpose of repair and reconstruction. The Railways had completed the dismantling of the railway portion of the Gokhale road over bridge (ROB) by March 25. The commissioner of railway safety had found that the cantilever footpath was subjected to 124. 07 tonnes of overload.
The BMC has claimed that at least two lanes of Gokhale Railway Bridge will be operational by October-end and the entire bridge by December-end. BMC said work is progressing at a fast pace. As per BMC officials, a girder weighing 1,250 tonnes is crucial in its construction, and 1,270 metric tonnes of steel have already been procured for the girder.
Besides, over 25% of the girder has been fabricated in a factory in Ambala. BMC also claimed that nearly 80% of work on approach road to the bridge, within its limits, has been finished. The pedestrian portion of the Gokhale Bridge had collapsed in July 2018 due to corrosion and overload caused by cables and paver blocks.