Reaching new heights! How Indian Railways is building world’s tallest girder railway bridge in Manipur


Reaching new heights! How Indian Railways is building world’s tallest girder railway bridge in Manipur

Indian Railways steps up the game – prepares to reach greater heights! The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) – headquartered in Maligaon, Guwahati in the state of Assam, is constructing the tallest railway girder bridge of the world, in Manipur at 141 metres surpassing the existing record of 139 metre Mala-Rijeka viaduct, at Montenegro in Europe.

The bridge at Manipur 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. The NFR railway zone is responsible for rail operations in the entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar.

NFR Senior Public Relations Officer, S K Ojah was quoted in a PTI report saying that the bridge is expected to surpass the existing record of the tallest girder bridge at 139 metre of Mala-Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe. Read More

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