SAIL supplies steel for Bogibeel Bridge
The 4.9 km-long bridge on the Brahmaputra river is Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge.
Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has supplied around 35,400 tonnes of steel for the construction of the Bogibeel Road-cum-Rail Bridge on the river Brahmaputra. This is little more than 50 per cent of the total quantity of steel supplied for the bridge.
“SAIL has also supplied TMT rebars and plates for this 4.94 kilometre (km) long bridge, which has composite welded steel truss girders in its structures. Earlier, SAIL had supplied 90 per cent of steel used for the construction of the Dhola-Sadiyabridge, which is India’s longest bridge,” a company statement said.
The 4.9 km-long bridge on the Brahmaputra river is Asia’s second longest rail-cum-road bridge. It has a serviceable period of 120 years.