Pamban Bridge: India's first vertical lift railway sea bridge will be ready...

Pamban Bridge: India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge will be ready in 2022 – View Photos


India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge will be ready in 2022

Tamil Nadu state’s new Pamban Bridge i.e. the country’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge (India first vertical lift railway sea bridge) It is going to be ready soon. The project is likely to be completed by March next year. The Ministry of Railways on Sunday announced that the construction work of the new 2.05 km Pamban railway bridge at Mandapam will be completed by 2022. This bridge will connect Rameswaram with Tamil Nadu.

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The new bridge, which will be 2.07 km long, will be a boon for devotees and pilgrims who wish to undertake a spiritual journey to Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu. The old Pamban Bridge is said to have played an important role in connecting Pamban Island with mainland India. In the coming months, the old Pamban Bridge will be replaced by the New Pamban Bridge, for which an estimated amount of Rs 280 crore is being invested.

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The new Pamban Bridge, being developed by Railway Vikas Nigam Limited, will be India’s first vertical lift rail sea bridge. It is being constructed parallel to the old railway bridge. This new bridge, 2.07 km long, is being built with the help of modern technologies. Earlier, the Ministry of Railways had said that the new bridge’s specialty is that its central part is raised to allow ships to pass during the journey. The new Pamban Bridge coming up in Tamil Nadu is expected to boost tourism in the region, especially for the purpose of pilgrimage, with a large number of devotees visiting the Rameshwaram temple and Jyotirlinga every year.

When constructed, the new Pamban Bridge of Indian Railways will be over 2 km long with 100 spans of 18.3 m and also a navigational span of 63 m, enabling the movement of ships or steamers vertically up will move towards In the old bridge, the Scherzer span is operated manually to enable movement of ships. While the upcoming one will be equipped with an electro-mechanical controlled system. It will be interlocked with the train control system, providing seamless system connectivity.

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