Railways are vigorously working on India’s first vertical lift Rail Sea Bridge. India’s first vertical lift railway bridge also known as Pamban Bridge connects the mainland of India with Rameswaram Island. The work on the bridge has 81 percent completed according to the latest reports. The bridge will help the railways carry more weight with increased speed and volume of traffic on the route after the completion of work. This bridge will also allow the ships and streamers to pass through without any obstacles.
All 333 piles are completed and the work of 101 pile caps and substructure is also completed, 76 out of 99 girders launched. The Indian Railways has also shared pictures of the multiple projects in the tweet. Have a look at the tweet.
It is expected that the new Pamban Bridge will be operational in March of next year. However, the Railways has yet not given any specific date for when the bridge’s construction will be finished and operational. It is estimated that the bridge will cost about Rs. 250 crores. The length of the bridge will be more than 2 KM long and will have a 63 meter stretch which will lift up while still being parallel to the deck to give access to the ships. It is 12.5 meters above ocean level and is 6,776 ft (2,065) long which will make it possible for two ships to cross the bridge at the same time.