Last weekend, the Signature Bridge spanning the Yamuna river near Wazirabad, India, was officially opened to the public. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia inaugurated the bridge on Sunday in a festive ceremony.
The Signature Bridge is India’s first asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge, with a pylon of 165 m height. schlaich bergermann partner has been involved with the project since the early planning stage in 2006. The Signature Bridge creates an important transport link between Wazirabad and the city center of New Delhi, reducing the usual travel time between the two areas by more than twenty minutes. With eight lanes, the bridge will add to relieve commuter traffic, especially in the north and north-eastern areas of Delhi. It has been open to traffic since Monday but will remain closed at night in the upcoming weeks. During this time, the visitor platform on the pylon will be completed.
The pylon is about twice as high as the famous Qutb Minar world heritage site south of Delhi. It has an illuminated steel and glass structure at the upper end, and the observation deck for visitors. The opening of this last section is scheduled for spring.
We congratulate all involved in the opening and on the many years of successful cooperation on site.