5 OUT OF TOP 10 IMPRESSIVE RAIL-CUM-ROAD
BRIDGES OF INDIA CONSTRUCTED BY "BBJ"
India has amazing network of different type bridges around the country from river bridges to sea bridge or rail bridge to road bridges. Rail-cum-road bridges of India are the major part of Indian rail and road network to connect every city and operate at the same time. There are few rail-cum-road bridges in India and couple are under construction in the state of Assam and Bihar.
The Godavari Bridge is a truss bridge over the river
Godavari at Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh state of India. Godavari Bridge is
also known as Kovvur-Rajahmundry Bridge is the Asia's second longest
road-cum-rail bridge above the water. This 2.7 kilometers long bridge is the
landmark of Rajahmundry and the second out of total three bridges over the
Godavari river at Rajahmundry
Date of starting: 1970, Open to traffic: 1974
Type: Rail cum Road Bridge (laid in 6 degree curve), Erection only
Length: 2.7 km
Steel Work: 16300 mt.
Challenges during construction: Cantilever erection for curved span
click on picture to see panorama view of bridge