RVNL finalised 3 International consultants to ready the preliminary design of the new span at Pamban Bridge

RVNL finalised 3 International consultants to ready the preliminary design of the new span at Pamban Bridge

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New Delhi: RVNL (Rail Vikas Nigam Limited), which had been chosen by the Indian Railways to replace the century-old Scherzer’s span, designed and installed at the Pamban rail bridge to pave way for vessels to pass through, has finalised 3 international consultants to make ready the preliminary design of the new span. Pradeep Gaur, Executive Director (Project) said, 3 consultants, including 2 from the US, had been short-listed to prepare the preliminary design and they were likely to make ready the designs in the next 2-3 months, after which tenders would be called to finalise the executing agency.

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  1.  After testing the century-old bridge with his colleagues, Gaur said the existing Scherzer’s span would be replaced probably with a vertically lifting single truss span “but nothing has been finalised.”
  2.  He added, vertical lifting single spans were being used worldwide.
  3.  He said,“we are trying to do the best using the latest state-of-the-art technology and want people to have a feel that good job has been done.”
  4.  He said,The new span should also serve for more than 100 years.
  5.  He said,“The span is inherently not safe and we will do the best while replacing it.”
  6.  Gaur said, after finalising the tender process, the fabrication work would begin in 6-8 months.  
  7.  He said, it would take one to one and a half years to complete the work.
  8.  He said, after the installation of the new span, speed of trains on the bridge could be considerably enhanced from the present 15 km/ph.

 

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