Construction of India ‘s tallest railway pier bridge in Manipur as part of the 111 km Jiribam-Imphal railway the project will be completed ahead of its planned March 2022 target, said the chairman of the railway board VK Yadav On Saturday.
The bridge which is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney is an engineering marvel because the tallest pier height will be of 141 meter. It will surpass the existing record of 139 meter of Mala – Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.
The total length of the bridge will be 703 meter. 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.
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.
There are a total of 45 tunnels in the project. The longest is Tunnel No. 12 with a length of 10.280 km. This will be the longest railway tunnel in the North East,” the official said.
The total estimated cost of the railway bridge is Rs 280 crores.