Addressing a meeting at Jogipali of Rengali block in Sambalpur district during the inauguration of the bridge, Patnaik said, it will be a milestone for the region.
The 2.5 km long bridge, which connects Rengali block in Sambalpur district with Lakhanpur block in Jharsuguda district, has been constructed by state's Public Works Department (PWD) at a cost of Rs 117.50 crore.
The bridge, which is now the longest one in Western Odisha, will reduce the distance between Lakhanpur and Sambalpur by 50 km, said an official.
The bridge will provide people of Lakhanpur, Blepahar and Brajarajnagar area of Jharsuguda district easy road connectivity to Sambalpur.
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