Construction of steel bridge in lieu of conventional PSC girder bridge across Tungabhadra River near Mantralaya on State Highway SH-13 of Karnataka connecting Andhra Pradesh

The high level prestressed concrete (PSC) bridge of 600 m length constructed across Tungabhadra River in 1944 washed away on 2nd October 2009 and the traffic got disrupted between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, especially the connectivity to the famous holy place of Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt, which is Andrha Pradesh. The bridge was damaged and 5 piers, including 16 decks, were washed out, and one pier was tilted. The flooding was so furious that the holy Mutt and its surroundings were flooded and submerged. The alternative to rehabilitation and new construction were examined, and finally the Technical Committee of Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL), Government of Karnataka, decided to construct a new steel bridge at the same location, as the cost of rehabilitation was nearly 60% of the cost of new construction. Construction of a steel bridge of 600 meters, for the first time of its kind, was taken up in the State.

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  • Authors:
    • Jaiprasad, R
    • Chakravarty, Uptal
  • Publication Date: 2014-2


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: pp 79-86
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 42
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01523197
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 17 2014 6:19PM