Date of Post: 10 Dec, 2018
Guwahati: Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is constructing the world’s tallest railway bridge in Manipur at 141 metres surpassing the existing record of 139 metre Mala-Rijeka viaduct, at Montenegro in Europe, it said. The bridge is part of Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line project and the pillars have already been built.
- S K Ojah, Senior Public Relations Officer, NFR said in a statement,”The bridge is being constructed across the valley of river Ijai near Noney with a pier height of 141 metre. It will surpass the existing record of 139 metre of Mala-Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.”
- He added that the bridge is part of the 111-km long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line project in Manipur.
- Ojah said,”The total length of the bridge will be 703 metre. The piers of the bridge are constructed using hydraulic augers. The tall piers needed specially designed ‘slip-form technique’ to ensure efficient and continual construction.”
- He added that the steel girders are pre-fabricated in a workshop, transported in segments and erected at the site by Cantilever launching scheme.
- NFR said,”Self-erecting’ electric lifts are used at each pier for the safe and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top.”
- There are a total of 45 tunnels in the project.
- The official said, this will be the longest railway tunnel in the North East.
- The project picked momentum in the last 3 years due to its importance as a National Project, he said.
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