Late last month, workers from SP Singla Constructions Pvt Ltd. performed the last concrete pour and celebrated the completion of Lucknow Metro’s 255m cantilever bridge 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. 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.
Recent satellite imagery of the site:
With civil work complete, workers are now engaged in removing equipment, building a parapet (side) railing and preparing the deck for laying tracks. The LMRC is still intent on starting commercial operations on March 26 and plans to commence testing between Mawaiya and Charbagh (roughly 2 km) sometime later this month. Stay tuned for an update on that!
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