World’s tallest railway bridge being built in Manipur

World’s tallest railway bridge being built in Manipur

The Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organization has constructed India's tallest pier on its way up to building the world's tallest railway bridge at Noney in Manipur. Senior PRO SK Ojha said, "We have achieved a major advancement in constructing the world's tallest bridge near Noney. We have successfully crossed the 100 metre mark, making it India's tallest pier. The bridge is being constructed across the valley of river Ijai near Noney with the final pier height of 141 metre. On completion, it will surpass the existing record of 139 metre of Mala-Rijeka viaduct in Montenegro in Europe."

The total length of the bridge will be 703 metre.

The bridge is part of a new broad gauge line being constructed to connect the northeastern state with the rest of the country and the pillars have already been built.

"Self-erecting electric lifts are used at each pier for the safe and speedy conveyance of men and materials to the top," NF Railway said.

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.

He said the project picked momentum in the last three years due to its importance as a National Project.

(Featured image : Times of India)

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