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NFR achieves rare feat in construction of world's tallest bridge

IANS  |  Guwahati 

In a rare feat, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has constructed a 100 meter tall pier in the world's tallest railway bridge being built near in

Calling it a rare feat and an achievement, an said, "The bridge is being constructed as part of the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge line project. The project picked up momentum in the last three years due to its importance as a "

He added that there are 45 tunnels in the project, the longest being of 10.280 km. "The tunnel will also be the longest railway tunnel in the northeast," he stated.

The Bridge is being constructed across the valley of river Ijai near with a pier height of 141 meters.

"On completion, the bridge is expected to exceed the existing record of 139 meter of in in 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," he said.

The further stated that self-erecting electric lifts at each pier cater to the safe and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top. The are pre-fabricated in a workshop, transported in segments and erected at site by cantilever launching scheme.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 20:40 IST
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