Universal group of Institutions Civil engineering students Avinash Kumar, Anuradha Kumari, Govind Kumar Mishra and Manohar Kumar Mishra of CE Department designed and created a working model of Swinging Bridge, which can be helpful in any natural disaster. This swing bridge is a movable bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring, usually at or near to its centre of gravity, about which the turning span can then pivot horizontally. Small swing bridges as found over canals may be pivoted only at one end, opening as would a gate, but require substantial underground structure to support the pivot.
In its closed position, a swing bridge carrying a road or railway over a river or canal, for example, allows traffic to cross. When a water vessel needs to pass the bridge, road traffic is stopped usually by traffic signals and barriers, and then motors rotate the bridge horizontally about its pivot point.Chairman UGI Dr Gurpreet Singh said that the typical swing bridge will rotate approximately 90 degrees, or one-quarter turn, however, a bridge which intersects the navigation channel at an oblique angle may be built to rotate only 45 degrees, or one-eighth turn, in order to clear the channel. The swing bridges are the future cities instead of a simple cable-stayed bridge.