Where is the world’s tallest railway bridge being constructed?

World’s Tallest Railway Bridge

Where Is The World’s Tallest Railway Bridge Being Constructed?

Answer: Manipur in India

The Northeast Frontier Railway of the Indian Railways is constructing the world’s tallest railway bridge in Manipur. The bridge will be at a pier height of 141 meters, which is taller than the Mala – Rijeka viaduct (139 meters), Montenegro in Europe.

The bridge is a part of the 111 km Jiribam-Imphal railway project, declared as a National project by the Central Government in 2008. The construction work for the project started in 2008, and is expected to be completed by December, 2023. The project is a great boost to the broadgauge railway network of the North East.

Montenegro’s Mala – Rijeka viaduct, above the Mala Rijeka River on the Belgrade–Bar railway was the tallest railway bridge in the world when completed in 1973.

Tallest Railway Bridge in the world

(Image: Twitter/Ministry of Railways)

World’s Tallest Railway Bridge – Features

Height141 meters
Length703 meters
Piers of the bridgeAre being constructed using hydraulic augers technique
LocationAcross river Ijai,  Manipur
ProjectJiribam-Imphal railway project on the new Broadgauge lane
BenefitsHelps to cover the distance of 220Km between Jiribam-Imphal (NH-37, which takes about 10-12 hrs now) in 2-2.5 hrs.

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