[Pic] Trial Assembly of Hyderabad Metro’s Oliphant Bridge in Noida

Here’s a post with a new image of Hyderabad Metro’s special truss bridge that has been fabricated in Noida!

This 1100 MT bridge with an 83 meter long obligatory span has been assembled at a fabricator’s facility to test for design issues, and in the coming months will be dismantled & transported 1500 km down south. In Q4 2016, it is expected to be re-assembled on a 1 acre land parcel that the South Central Railway recently agreed to temporary lease out to the Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd. After re-assembly & an approval from the Indian Railways for a ‘railway block’ in Q1 2017, the bridge will then be pushed to its final resting location over the existing 185 year Oliphant railway bridge, thus completing a critical section of the 28 km Nagole – Raidurg Metro line.

More details about the line’s alignment, bridge’s final resting location and history of the Oliphant railway bridge can be viewed here.


Photo Copyright: Subodh Jain

An anti-rust primer is expected to be applied before the bridge is dismantled & shipped on its way. Here’s a new image of the site where it’ll be erected in Q1 2017. The piers here are 60 feet tall – the tallest in the city.


Photo Copyright: The Hindu

For more updates, check out the Hyderabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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4 Responses to "[Pic] Trial Assembly of Hyderabad Metro’s Oliphant Bridge in Noida"

  1. Ayush Kumar Thakur says:

    Why is the fabricated bridge that rusty? Is it safe to use such product even after coating it with the primer?

    • Sham says:

      Its normal for steel to start browning with rust due to moisture /rain.
      Rust will be removed using mechanized tools before primer is applied.

  2. Lakshmi Narasimhan says:

    How can the railway bridge be 185 years old when the first train in India ran only 153 yrs ago??!

    • TMRG says:

      Nice catch! I must have confused it with the Chaderghat bridge that was built over the Musi river under the guidance of James Oliphant between 1829-31. More on that bridge here and here

      I’m now baffled about its actual history. If anyone has info, then please drop a comment.


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