The new bridge will operate on the Scherzer rolling lift model and will open up at a 90-degree angle. This will act as a cross-passing for trains and ships.
The country’s first Vertical Lift Railway Sea Bridge will be ready soon in Tamil Nadu, South India. The construction of this new Pamban Bridge started on 9 November 2019 and it is likely to be completed by the coming March. Pamban bridge will make it easier for pilgrims and goods-carrying trains to travel to Rameswaram. Let us tell that every year lakhs of Pilgrims reach Rameshwaram. Here is the world famous Ramanathaswamy temple. (Photo: The Hindu)
Till now Rameswaram was connected through the old Pamban Bridge. Movement on this old bridge started in 1914. The new bridge will operate on the Scherzer rolling lift model and will open up at a 90-degree angle. This will act as a cross-passing for trains and ships. That is, the middle part of the bridge is raised up to allow water vessels to pass.
According to the project of the Ministry of Railways, it is estimated to cost Rs 250 crore. This bridge will be 2.2 km long. Its new technology will allow trains to carry faster speed and more weight. When this bridge is ready, the traffic of tourists will get a boost.
The new bridge will have only one girder as compared to the old bridge. The part of the bridge that will rise for the passage of steamers or ships will be 63 meters long, which will rise parallel to 22 meters above sea level. Ships with water will cross from under it. (Photo: The Hindu)
This bridge will be based on electro-mechanical system, which will work in sync with the train control system. Recently, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav shared the picture of this under-construction bridge on Twitter. He has also expressed the possibility of completing its construction by March 2022. (Photos: [email protected])