As of 2012 rates, it was to cost Rs 43.97 Crores and was expected to complete in 16 months.
16 month period ended as of March 2014.
The bridge when completed, would reduce distance Panjim-Bicholim/Sankli by at least 10Km.
(One need not take Old-Goa Banastarim, Marcel Road)
The bridge has curved Steel Arch which (see pic) is made onsite? and is 80m long and 250T Wt.
It will be lifted and placed between the two sections of the bridge connecting Gaudalim and Cumbharjua
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar says (As per news papers dtd 24/4/14) the bridge will be Inaugurated on May 30, 2014, which is very unlikely, going by the work status as of 25.4.14
(See pics and Video).
Out visit to the site on 25.4.14
Some pics and Videos
Video - 3 sectionshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT5zc42uP4Y
View from below
View from the ferry
Canoe, boat Sand Extraction, dumping
Cumbharjua side approach road
a house on top
A tank above
Section of the bridge (Cumbharjua side)
On the way to Gaundalim bridge / Ferry
Near Old Goa
Video: 1 New Bridge status 25.4.14
Video 2: Railway Lever Crossing with Tunnel Over bridge also coming up here soon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o28eqmjbqa8
Video: 3 Gaundalim Feast St. Braz http://youtu.be/bUZXRUEslz8
Video 4: Bal Ganesha (Ganesh Chathurti Dhekava) at Cumbharjua 2009 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOq1KWU5aPA
Dancing Gods, Cumbharjua - Dekhava 2010