Gateway Bridge, F.O.B

“A recently-opened facility for pedestrians on OMR should serve as a model for the future. There is always a mental picture of how things should be. It seldom matches the real picture, which is invariably marred by the smudges of reality. Occasionally, the real picture comes close to the one we carry in our heads. On a section of Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR), I see a closeness between the real and the imagined.

My mental picture of a busy junction on an arterial road includes at least one mass transit system, free movement of road traffic and user-friendly facilities for pedestrians. With a foot overbridge extending from the entrance of Ramanujam IT City to the Thiruvanmiyur MRTS station thrown open to pedestrians, this section of OMR is now moving close to that image. As it has an elevator and its ramps lead to the MRTS station as well as a bus stop, the foot overbridge ticks the boxes for user-friendliness and effectiveness.

More significantly, it is a big boost to road safety on this section where vehicular traffic moves faster.”


  • Client: Larsen and Toubro (L&T)
  • Scale: 250 running metre
  • Category: Infrastructure
  • Year: 2017