Using the age-old traditional techniques and methods of construction, the locals from the Adi tribe were successful to build a suspension bridge over a portion of the Pangin-Pasighat highway which got washed away due to heavy rains. The bridge was made using bamboo and rope wires.
The highway connecting Pangin-Pasighat collapsed in the past couple of days due to incessant rainfall that has been pouring in the state. The collapsed highway was severely affecting the surface connectivity for Siang, West Siang, Shi-Yomi, and Upper Siang districts. The only way to cross the blockade was to climb the hill above the block point, which took almost an hour.
Looking at the agony of the villagers and the delay of the government’s help, the leaders and locals of the Pangin and Kebang circle decided to construct this bridge as a means to improve the connectivity.