The Atal Setu Bridge

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd.

Basohli, Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir, India

The much-anticipated Atal Setu Bridge connects three states in Northern India. It joins isolated communities and drastically reduces travel time for locals and emergency response teams. To complete the project rapidly, the Indian Ministry of Defence procured the bridge under a design-build scheme, the first for a cable-stayed bridge in India. Working for contractor SP Singla, McElhanney was the prime consultant, responsible for the design, construction engineering, and site support. The team faced an aggressive 6-month design schedule compared to the 9 to 12-months usually allocated for similar projects. They delivered the bridge, described by locals as an “engineering marvel”, in record time.


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