Récord: 2745 m.
Localización: Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Descripción:The Godavari Arch Bridge is a bowstring-girder bridge that spans the Godavari river in Rajahmundry, India. It is the latest of the three bridges that span the Godavari river at Rajahmundry. The Havelock Bridge being the earliest, was built in 1897, and having served its full utility, was decommissioned in 1997. The second bridge known as the Godavari Bridge is a truss bridge and is Asia's second longest railroad bridge.
The bridge is one of the longest span prestressed concrete arch bridge in Asia. The Indian Railways who built this bridge have stated that "It is perhaps for the first time anywhere in the world that a bowstring arch girder using concrete has been constructed for such a long span of 97.55 metres (320.0 ft), and that too for the Railway loading." It has been widely used to represent Rajahmundry in arts, media, and culture. It is one of the recognised symbols of Rajahmundry.
National » Andhra Pradesh
RAJAHMUNDRY, August 7, 2015
Updated: August 7, 2015 05:54 IST
Damaged hangers of Godavari Arch Bridge to be replaced
The damaged hangers of the Arch Bridge constructed across the Godavari River will be replaced soon, the inspection teams of the Indian Railway have said.
Two teams, led by the Railway Board Advisor N.K. Sinha from New Delhi and Divisional Railway Manager of the South Central Railway Ashok Kumar from Vijayawada, arrived here on Wednesday to assess the damage caused to the hangers of Arch Bridge constructed across River Godavari.
Mr. Sinha and his team did a motor trolley inspection of all 58 arches and 28 spans between the Godavari railway station to Kovvuru station in the afternoon .
“At the pillar number 19, we noticed a month ago that the seventh hanger of the 10th arch was damaged. Since heavy traffic during the Pushkaram on the Chennai-Kolkata line did not allow us to take up the required measures, we decided to allow trains to ply at a lower speed of 20 km per hour on the third bridge which is functioning now,” said DRM Ashok Kumar.
Inserción: 2015-10-21 13:03:03
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