A 11- metre long bridge helps commuters avoid taking a circuitous route to Poonamallee High Road. T. Madhavan reports

The ordeal of travelling on congested roads leading to Nerkundram and Maduravoyal has ended for the commuters of Mogappair.

For two years now, they have been taking a detour of over seven km via Thirumangalam Main Road and Jawaharlal Nehru Salai to reach Poonamallee High Road and as the bridge across the Cooum was under construction. Now, with the bridge completed and thrown open to traffic, they are spared taking this circuitous route.

The new bridge connects Golden George Rathinam Nagar, Mogappair, with Nerkundram. The project was started in August 2010. The length of the bridge is about 110 metres long and nearly 24 metre wide.

S. Prabakaran, a resident of Golden George Nagar, said that now motorists did not have to travel to Thirumangalam Main Road to reach Poonamallee High Road.

“Some people also travel to Wavin junction at Ambattur Industrial Estate and take Chennai Bypass Road to reach Maduravoyal. This will also mean a detour of more than five kilometres,” he said.

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