Indian Railways’ tallest pier bridge coming up in Tamenglong
Dimapur, Feb. 22 (EMN): Indian Railways’ tallest pier bridge being undertaken by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Construction Organisation is coming up in Tamenglong district of Manipur.
The 555-metre-long bridge is being constructed across the valley of river Makru in Tamenglong district of Manipur with a pier height of 100 metres (equivalent to 33 storied building), said the NFR (Construction) senior PRO S K Ojah on Friday.
The bridge is a part of Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new BG line project (111 Km) with a total cost of INR 283.5 crore.
The bridge has 47 tunnels. The longest tunnel — tunnel no. 12, with a length of 10.280 kilometres will be the longest railway tunnel in the Northeast, Ojah said.
Despite facing difficult terrain, plagued by poor infrastructure facilities the last open web girder of the bridge was launched successfully on February 14, the Railways officer said.