Girders launched for India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge
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Girders launched for India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge

The Indian Railways has made significant progress in the construction of the new bridge linking Rameswaram to mainland India, as per reports. The new 2.05 km long bridge will connect Mandapam town in mainland India to Pamban Island and Rameswaram and will replace the existing century-old iconic structure built during British rule. The Indian Railways, which is developing the bridge, has reportedly said that the construction is progressing at a rapid pace, and 65 of the 99 girders and the substructure have been launched. The bridge will be 63 m long and will lift while remaining parallel to the deck, allowing ships to pass through. The bridge will allow trains to travel faster, carry more weight, and increase traffic volume between Pamban and Rameswaram. The structure will cost about Rs 2.5 billion.

The Indian Railways has made significant progress in the construction of the new bridge linking Rameswaram to mainland India, as per reports. The new 2.05 km long bridge will connect Mandapam town in mainland India to Pamban Island and Rameswaram and will replace the existing century-old iconic structure built during British rule. The Indian Railways, which is developing the bridge, has reportedly said that the construction is progressing at a rapid pace, and 65 of the 99 girders and the substructure have been launched. The bridge will be 63 m long and will lift while remaining parallel to the deck, allowing ships to pass through. The bridge will allow trains to travel faster, carry more weight, and increase traffic volume between Pamban and Rameswaram. The structure will cost about Rs 2.5 billion.

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