Keeping in view the growing number of the tourists, the Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation (TSTDC) constructed a new suspension bridge at the Laknavaram Lake, a major tourist spot in the district. TSTDC Managing Director B Manohar along with other officials inaugurated the new bridge. While the length of the bridge is 210 metres, the width is 1.5 metres and it was designed by Girish Bharadwaj, who is often referred as ‘Sethu Bandhu’ and ‘Bridgeman of India’, and the cost of the bridge is Rs 5 crore.
The carrying capacity of the bridge is 1,000 people. It was constructed with the rust-proof galvanized sheets. The existing bridge (old one) with a length of 160 metres was also designed and executed by Girish Bharadwaj.
Located about 65 km from Warangal city, Laknavaram Lake is one of the top destinations in the State with an average of 1,000 people visiting on Sundays and holidays. Usually, 300-400 tourists visit this place every day. This increases to 1,000 on the weekends.