Longest Railway bridge over Mahanadi completed

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Bhubaneswar, Mar 26 (UNI) The second railway bridge over the Mahanadi river near Cuttack, one of the longest in Indian Railways having a length of 2.1 km, was completed at a cost of Rs 124 crore.

Construction of the last component of the steel bridge, the last cross girder, was done in the presence of Railway Board member Engineering and Secretary S K Vij on March 24 last.

Sources said the mega project was executed by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited, Bhubaneswar.

The gigantic bridge, consisting of 32 numbers of 64.5 mt-long steel girders, requiring 8200 tonne of structural steel and 33 numbers of well foundations of eight meter diameter with average depth of 35 meter, was completed in a little less than three years of time.

With the construction of the bridge, the Talcher-Cuttack-Paradeep doubling was completed.

The doubling would cater to the rising demand of coal from Talcher to thermal power houses in South India to be transported through ship from Paradeep.

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