Guwahati: The Indian Railways has constructed the world’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur.
The bridge which is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney is an engineering marvel as the tallest pier height will be 141 meters. It will surpass the existing record of 139 meters of Mala – Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.
A senior official of the NFR said, “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.”
The bridge is a part of the Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new BG line project of the Indian Railways.
“Self-erecting’ electric lifts are used at each pier for the safe and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top,” added the official.
NFR working towards transformation of Northeast through transportation
The tallest pier bridge is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney (Manipur) with a pier height of 141 mt. It will surpass the existing record of 139 mt. of Mala – Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe. pic.twitter.com/3P3o25H5hs
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NFR is working towards the transformation of the Northeast through transportation. The total estimated cost of the railway bridge is Rs 280 crore, while the scheduled target to complete the project is March 2022.