Date of Post: 26 Dec, 2018
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dedicated the Bogibeel bridge to the nation. Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) constructed the entire 4.9 km-long superstructure. HCC said in a statement,”Built on the Brahmaputra river in Dibrugarh district of Assam, it is the first fully welded steel bridge and the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India.”
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- Bogibeel bridge is India’s first fully welded Warren truss girder type steel bridge.
- It will provide connectivity to nearly 5 million people residing in Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
- The project boasts of multiple benefits such as seamless access for medical facilities to remote north-eastern states, and most importantly reducing by nearly 10 hours the transportation distance between NH-37 and NH-52, saving transportation cost, time and fuel.
- HCC Director & Group CEO Arjun Dhawan said,”Not only has an incremental launching technique for superstructure erection been used for the first time in India, it is also the world’s longest incrementally launched steel bridge.”
- HCC is proud to create such marvels for the nation, Dhawan said.
- As bridging the mighty Brahmaputra has always been a daunting task, the company said its team through sheer determination and grit completed this project.
- The superstructure of the Bogibeel bridge has been constructed using special copper-bearing steel plates in order to reduce corrosion, the company said.
- Furthermore, due to excessive humidity in the area, a complex Corrosion Protection System specific to different components of the bridge has been implemented, it added.
- To offer stability to the heavy spans (1700 metric ton), seismic restrainers are provided.
- The bridge is designed to withstand earthquakes with magnitudes in excess of 7, the company said.
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