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World’s tallest railway pier bridge coming up in Manipur: All you need to know

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Indian Railways coming up with world’s tallest pier bridge in Manipur. (Representational image)

Indian Railways is on a spree of producing engineering marvel as it’s constructing two of the world’s most challenging bridges — one in Jammu and Kashmir over river Chenab and other one is coming up in Manipur. In a bid to improve connectivity in Manipur, Railways is coming up with world’s tallest pier bridge across river Ijai near Noney. 

Indian Railways constructing world’s tallest pier bridge | Key Highlights

  • World’s tallest bridge, being constructed by the Indian Railways, will have a pier height of 141 metres. 
  • The height will break the record of 139-metre pier of Mala in Rijeka Viaduct, Montenegro in Europe.
  • The upcoming bridge will be part of the new 111 km long BG Line project coming up between Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal. 

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Part of the new BG line being constructed in Manipur to improve connectivity.

  • The new bridge will be 703 metres long. Piers of the bridge are being constructed using hydraulic augers technique. 
  • The BG line project in total will have 45 tunnels. 
  • Length of the longest tunnel will be 10.28 km, that will also make it the longest tunnel in the northeast.

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