When the bridge over the Ganges was built, it took more than a century to complete
New Delhi: The Mumbai bridge that was built by the world’s most renowned architect, Richard Meier, is about to be finished and the city is set to host its first-ever bridge celebration.
In its inaugural edition on December 12, the annual celebrations, dubbed Bridge Days, will feature performances and a special event to mark the completion of the first bridge in India.
It is estimated that the bridge was completed in the last century.
“This is a milestone that I had been waiting for.
It is a momentous occasion and I am delighted to take part,” said Mohammad Akhtar, the architect of the bridge.
The event will take place in the historic Ganges Bridge Complex, which is part of the Mumbai Development Authority’s (MDA) National Urban Development Mission (NERM) and is located at the junction of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai.
It is the first time that a bridge has been completed in India after a decade of construction.
The bridge has a total length of 2,632 meters (9,723 feet) and was built as part of a project to facilitate the construction of the Babur Bridge, which connects Mumbai with Delhi.
The Babur bridge is the world famous structure that connects Mumbai and Delhi.
But it has a history dating back to the 14th century and was completed to ease traffic on the Yamuna River.
In 1867, the then prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, decided to construct a bridge that would connect Mumbai and the capital.
However, the Babar Bridge, built by architect Thomas Moore, fell into disrepair.
In the mid-1920s, the bridge became the focus of a fierce debate over its design.
The design was criticized as being a poor fit for the city, and it was eventually cancelled in 1932.
A bridge was finally built, but the project was plagued by delays, construction workers being killed in a blaze, and protests from the community.
Following protests, the government decided to complete the bridge in 1960 and a second, more extensive bridge was built a year later.
However, construction of a second bridge took longer and the second one fell into a series of setbacks.
In 1971, the first major earthquake hit Mumbai, and in 1978, a fire broke out at the Babu Bagh Bridge and in 1989, a section of the second bridge collapsed.
In 1993, the Maharashtra government finally completed the second and third bridges, which were built at a cost of Rs 5,500 crore.
The celebrations are also being celebrated with a music festival in the city.