[Pics] Lucknow Metro’s Mawaiya Cantilever Bridge – January 2017

Here’s a post with some new images of Lucknow Metro’s crucial 255m long cantilever bridge that is being built over the Indian Railways’ lines at Mawaiya. The bridge has been designed with a 105m long central span and two 75m long end-spans, and is the only missing piece of the 8.48 km Transport Nagar – Charbagh ‘priority corridor’ of the 22.878 km north-south line which prevents trial runs from commencing on a 2 km stretch between Mawaiya and Charbagh stations.

Part of package LKCC-02, its Rs. 34 crore construction contract was awarded to S.P. Singla Constructions in June 2015 with a completion time-frame of 16 months, and as you’ll see below, they’re awfully close to completing it within the stipulated timeframe. Piling work for its 60 foot tall twin piers (P7-11 & P7-12) began in September 2015 and the piers got ready by April 2016. Soon after, work commenced to build the bridge’s spans and deck using a formwork traveler system – see 9 cool images shot in August and September 2016 here.

Recent satellite imagery of the site:

Mawaiya Bridge is shown in black – view Lucknow Metro map & info

December 2016 Progress

January 2017 Progress

Photo Copyright: Abhinav Kumar

Photo Copyright: Amarjeet Pandit

Photo Copyright: Amarjeet Pandit

As I’ve mentioned previously, this bridge’s timely completion is important so that the entire 8.48 km priority corridor of the north-south line opens up in one go as scheduled in March 2017. At this time, the LMRCL hasn’t announced whether they’ll open the 6.5 km Transport Nagar – Mawaiya stretch only (more likely) or reschedule the opening so that the entire 8.48 km section opens in go. Stay tuned to find out!

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


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6 Responses to "[Pics] Lucknow Metro’s Mawaiya Cantilever Bridge – January 2017"

  1. Jayant says:

    I hope the final structural inspection is not not rushed for opening the 2 km section. Last thing we need is a collapse.

  2. Aishwarye says:

    Lucknow Metro progress is really impressive!


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