On the night of August 19, a team from Larsen & Toubro and Spacechem Engineers completed pushing a 1100 MT steel bridge for Hyderabad Metro’s 28 km Line-3 (Nagole – Raidurg) over the railway tracks at the historic Oliphant Bridge in Secunderabad.
This massive bridge was first test assembled in Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) in July 2016, subsequently disassembled, transported to the city and then reassembled on an adjacent railway land parcel 200m away in Chilkalguda, on top of a high strength trestle structure, in the first half of 2017 in order to complete the missing link between the adjacent Secunderabad East and Mettuguda stations.
The 272 feet (83m) long steel bridge has a width of 57 feet, height of 35 feet and rests 60 feet above the ground. The bridge’s pushing work started on August 9 and took 10 days to be completed with the help of high strength pulling jacks, vertical lifting jacks and heavy duty cranes. As per L&T, the bridge’s internal deck slab will be laid over the next two weeks.
This is the 6th of 8 railway crossings that Larsen & Toubro has completed for its 3 lines in the 72 km Phase 1 project. Here’s the status of all bridges:
• Allugaddabavi – Completed
• Begumpet – Completed
• Bharat Nagar – Completed
• Bhoiguda – Yet to Begin
• Chilkalguda – Completed
• Lakdikapul – In Progress
• Malakpet – Completed
• Oliphant Bridge – Completed
Next in line to get completed are the Lakdikapul and Bhoiguda bridges.
For more updates, check out the Hyderabad section of The Metro Rail Guy!