Hmmm, my all kudos and hearts to the people who made the Bandra-Worli Sea Link. Yes this seemingly impossible marathon projects is now reality and after the Gateway of India mumbai has got its new landmark structure. The Bandra Worli Sea Link will be an 8-lane, cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete viaduct approaches, which will link Bandra and the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli and central Mumbai, and is the first phase of the proposed West Island Freeway system.
And whos coming,, yes like project, like inauguration. UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar will throw open the Bandra-Worli Sea Link at a public function to be held on Tuesday at 3.30 pm at the Mhada ground near Rang Sharda.
- Length of bridge (4.7km): 63 times the Qutub Minar
- Weight of bridge (6.7L tonnes): 50,000 African elephants
- 424 cables for main roadway: can support 900 tons each
- Length of steel wire used (37,680km): Nearly the earth’s circumference
- Concrete used: 2.3 lakh cubic metres
- Height of main towers (126m): 43-storey buidling
- Pile caps: Bridge rests on 135 pile caps, the largest being 55 m in length and 55 m in breadth (half a football field)
- Peak-hour sweat: 4,000 workers and 150 engineers
GONE WITH THE WIND
Currently, it takes 35 to 38 minutes to go the 7.7-km distance between Mahim flyover and Love Grove Junction, Worli Transport experts estimate that travelling the link plus its approach and exit roads, which also measure about 7.7 km, will take at least 25 minutes. The builders claim that travelling the 4.7-km main link will take just 6 minutes.
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1)India’s first eight-lane freeway over the open sea
2)Hailed as a modern Indian engineering marvel
3)Its weight is equivalent to 50000 African elephants
4)The length of the bridge is 63 times the height of the Qutub Minar in Delhi
5)The height of the cable-stayed tower is 126m, which is equal to a 43-storey tower
6)The length of steel wires used in the project is equivalent to the circumference of the Earth
7)Each cable can take a weight of 900 tons
8)Is built by a skilled team comprising of the best engineers from India, as well as, other countries including Britain, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Philippines, Serbia, Singapore and Switzerland.
9)Monitored by an Intelligent Bridge System with a 16-lane, state-of-the-art toll plaza
10)Will reduce the travel time from Bandra to Worli by at least 40 minutes.
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