Indian Railways building Manipur 's highest pier bridge in the world

Indian Railway built a bridge across Ijai River near Noney. Indian Railways is taking multiple steps in its efforts to provide connectivity to different parts of the particularly remote ares where transport is still a major problem for the people living in those areas. Through one such move the North East Frontier Railway Zone of Indian Railways has constructed the world's highest pier bridge through Manipur's north-eastern state.

 
The bridge being built across the Ijai River near Noney is an engineering marvel since 141 meters would be the highest pier height. It will outperform Mala-Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe's existing record of 139 meters.
 
The bridge is a part of the new BG line project Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal (111 Km). The bridge will have a total length of 703 metres. The bridge piers are built using hydraulic augers, and the tall piers required specially designed "slip-form technique" to ensure efficient and continuous construction. The bridge will have a total length of 703 metres. The Bridge's piers are built using hydraulic augers. 
 
A senior railway official said the tall piers needed specially designed 'slip-form technique' to ensure efficient and continuous construction. The steel girders are pre-manufactured in a workshop, transported in segments, and erected by Cantilever 's launch scheme at the site, he added.
 
Electric lifts for self-erecting are used at each pier to transport men and materials safely and quickly to the top, NF Railway official said. The scheme boasts a total of 45 tunnels. The longest is Tunnel No. 12 with 10.280 km in length. It will be the North East 's longest train tunnel, "the official said.

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