GUWAHATI, Oct 26 - The 13th girder of Bogibeel Bridge has been successfully launched.
The launching began at 10.40 am on October 17 and was completed at 9.40 am on October 18, said an official statement.
It is worth mentioning that the 12th girder span of Bogibeel Bridge had been launched on October 12. �For the first time since the commencement of work, two spans were launched in a single month. This increase in pace of work has been possible due to commissioning of second assembly shed,� said the statement.
There are a total 39 girders of 125 meter and two girders of 33 meter span planned for the bridge. �Girder fabrication and assembly works are being executed with state of the art welding technology as per European standards. The project is progressing as per schedule with 2,100 workers, welders and engineers of HCC-DSD-VNR consortium and launching of all 39 spans is likely to be completed by March 2017,� it added.
The Bogibeel Bridge near Dibrugarh, with a total length of 4,940 metres, is the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India.
�The project with a total cost of around Rs 5,000 crore incorporates, apart from the main bridge, guide bunds on the north and south banks, dykes, road network of 30 km, rail network of 74 km and six new stations including New Dibrugarh. The project is targeted for commissioning by June 2017,� it added.