Change in Gurupriya bridge design

Published: 04th September 2016 05:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th September 2016 05:19 AM   |  A+A-

MALKANGIRI: Keeping  in view the water level in Chitrakonda reservoir, the Government has changed the design of Gurupriya bridge being constructed over river Janbai in the cut-off region, on the other side of the reservoir. To prevent further tilting of piers as it had happened with pier No.13 a few months back, the Works department has effected certain changes in the design.  In the revised design, 24 piers, instead of 23 piers, will be erected thus reducing the foundation distance from 40 metres to 30 metres from piles 11 to 14, which will be erected in the deep water zone.  Similarly, in place of concrete girders, steel girders will be made for the piers from 11 to 17 to minimise the load, Works department sources said. The number of piles to be constructed too has gone up from 112 to 136. Jeypore-based Superintendent Engineer N C Dora, Executive Engineer Arun Kumar Sahu and Royal Infra Constru Limited Super Stricture Designer S M Ghosh visited the site of the bridge  on Saturday in the backdrop of change in the design.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp