Bridging the Ganga

This article describes the building of a bypass and bridge across the Ganga River in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The project is unusual because construction makes extensive use of fly ash in the embankment. The 1.02-kilometer bridge is comprised of two separate bridges for left and right carriageways. Work began in fall of 2003 and was expected to be completed in March 2007. Along with a detailed description of the actual construction, an accompanying story describes the use of fly ash or pond ash. For the Allahabad Bypass project, which includes the bridge, ash from a nearby thermal power station is used in order to save scarce topsoil ajnd mineral resources. It is sandwiched between layers of earth.

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01054537
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2007 2:04PM