Railway of India constructing the World’s tallest pier bridge across the river Ijai in Manipur, in efforts to provide the connectivity to the remote areas of the North-Eastern state of India.
The construction of bridge near Noney across Ijai river is an engineering marvel because ethe height of the tallest pier will be around 141 meter. It will break the record of Mala, Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe at height of 139 meter.
It will be located at the hilly terrain of Marangching village, Noney district, about 65 km west of Imphal. The overall estimated cost of this railway bridge project is Rs 280 crore, while it’s schedule to complete the project is March 2022.
The bridge is a part of Jiribam TupulImphal new BG line project (111 Km). The total length of the bridge would be 703 meter. As the piers of the bridge are constructed using the hydraulic augers, the tall piers needed the specially designed slip form technique to ensure the efficient and continual construction, according to Mint news.
The steel girders used in the construction of the bridge are pre-fabricated in a workshop, are transported in segments and erected at the site by Cantilever launching scheme. Self erecting electric lifts are used at each pier for safety and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top, official of North-East Frontier Railway said.
There are 45 tunnels in the project. The longest Tunnel with a length of 10.280 km is No. 12. This will be the longest railway tunnel in the North East, the official stated.