Building Bridges is the inspiring true story of Rudrapratab and his team of engineers, whose dedication and talent lead to the ideation and development of India’s first bridge management system. Witnessing early on in life the tragic and wasteful loss of lives that bridge collapses cause sparks in Rudrapratab a burning passion for bridge safety. He devotes his life to creating a comprehensive, state-of-the-art digitised system that can inspect and repair bridges, as well as offer timely interventions to prolong the lives of the structures across the length and breadth of the country. Along with associate Ajit, Rudrapratab builds an able team of engineers whose meticulous research forms the basis of the beta inventory module of the Indian Bridge Management System. Rudra’s journey, however, is fraught with bureaucratic hurdles. When a reticent administration repeatedly turns down his proposals for a bridge management system, he nearly gives up on his dream before Minister Gadkari’s office steps up to the plate. This eye-opening book looks back on the bumpy yet rewarding journey of a bunch of tenacious engineers who aspire to create a modern India with the most advanced bridge surveillance and management system and envision a future where no life would ever be lost again because of faulty bridges.