On the eve of India’s 75th Independence Day, the Ministry of Railways shared a stunning video that showed several Tricolours flying on the under-construction railway bridge at Noney. The Noney Bridge in Manipur, once completed, will boast a height of 141 metres (463 ft). The pier bridge will be part of the 111-km-long Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new BG line project and will become the world’s tallest railway pier bridge project once completed.
While sharing the clip on social media, the Ministry of Railways wrote: “Tiranga soaring to new heights! Our Tiranga flying at the ongoing world’s tallest railway pier bridge project, Noney Bridge in Manipur, on the eve of #IndiaAt75.”
Currently, the record of the world’s tallest pier bridge is held by the Mala-Rijeka viaduct (139 metres) in Montenegro. Noney Bridge is being constructed across river Ijai near Noney. Its total length will be 703 metres on completion. While its tallest pillar will stand at 141 metres, others will range between 50-90 metres.
Earlier, the Ministry of Railways on August 13 had shared another clip of the Tricolour flying atop the world’s highest Railway arch bridge, Chenab bridge. The ministry captioned it, “Our national pride flying high at world’s highest Railway arch bridge, Chenab bridge, as the Golden Joint work is finished today. With this, the deck of the bridge stands completed.”The post also announced the completion of the “Golden Joint” of the Chenab railway bridge, which is located between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge spans the Chenab River and reaches a height of 359 metres (1,178 feet).