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4th girder of Bogibeel Bridge launched

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 6 � The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) Construction Organization has successfully launched the fourth all-welded 125-metre-span steel girder on the under-construction Bogibeel Bridge across the river Brahmaputra.

Launching of the girder was commenced October 30 and completed on November 1. This girder is the fourth out of the total 39 spans of 125 metre to be launched across the river, said an official statement.

The Bogibeel Bridge near Dibrugarh with a total length of 4,940 metre is the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India. The project, with a total cost of 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 completion by 2017. The Indian Railways had earlier stated that its plans to launch a total of ten girders within the current financial year.

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