A look at the New Pamban Bridge- India’s First Vertical Sea Bridge

Pamban Bridge

As India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge, the new Pamban Bridge, is slated to open in March next year, some facts about this technological marvel connect Rameswaram to the rest of India.
In November 2019, India’s Union Railway Ministry began development on another transportation marvel that pushes the limits of technical infrastructure in railways. The bridge’s construction began on November 9, 2019, and is expected to be completed in March 2022. This project will result in the country’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge.
This is the New Pamban bridge, which will make it easier for pilgrims and goods transportation trains to and from Rameswaram’s port city. Rameswaram, a small island in the Arabian Sea, has retained immense spiritual significance due to its famed Ramanathaswamy temple.
The city was linked to the mainland via the century-old Pamban Bridge. Before the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, the bridge was the country’s first and longest sea bridge, opening in 1914.
Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd is in charge of the project. According to S Ambalagan, the track’s project consultant, the way is more robust because it is built with a foundation 25 meters above the ground.

What you need to know about this modern-day technological innovation is as follows:

  • The bridge will be 2.2 kilometers long.
  • Its new technology will enable trains to transport more weight faster, increasing tourist traffic.
  • The bridge will have a 63-meter span and lift parallel upwards to 22 meters above sea level.
  • Unlike the old bridge, it will have a single girder.
  • It will be powered by electro-mechanical systems that work with train control systems. • Its substructure and the navigational line will be built with a double-line track.


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