The Indian Railways has majorly taken benefit of the lockdown situation imposed in the nation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to generate engineering masters. After achieving various breakthroughs, the national transporter is now looking at the development of two of the most difficult bridges – one in Jammu and Kashmir over river Chenab and the other one is coming up in Manipur.
The bridge in Manipur which will be constructed across the river Ijai near Noney will be a remarkable achievement with the tallest pillar of the bridge standing 141 meter high, making it the tallest bridge in the world.
The bridge is recognized as a part of the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new BG line project (111 Km) and will be about 703 meters long. The bridge will be constructed using the hydraulic augers for efficient and continual construction.
“The total length of the bridge will be 703 meters. 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,” a senior railway official said.
“The steel girders are pre-fabricated in a workshop, transported in segments and erected at the site by Cantilever launching scheme,” he further added.
‘Self-erecting’ electric lifts are used at each pier for the safe and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top,” NF Railway official said.