Lucknow: The Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has completed over 80 per cent of the civil work for a 177 meters long balanced cantilever Metro bridge which is being constructed over river ‘Gomti’ by erecting special spans in an extremely challenging geographical condition in the capital city of Lucknow.
Once constructed fully, this special cantilever bridge will connect both the ends of the river, thereby, providing seamless Metro connectivity to the trans ‘Gomti’ region of Lucknow. Soon the residents of Hanuman Sethu Mandir locality, students and teachers of Lucknow University, Colvin Taluqdar College and the nearby residents, people residing in Police Line and New Hyderabad Colony shall be travelling by Metro.
Construction of this cantilever bridge posed a great challenge for Lucknow Metro as the construction had to be done without disturbing the flow of water in the river. LMRC, therefore, adopted the cantilever construction methodology and constructed only two pillars (one on either side the river bed) in Gomti and installed an 85 meters long span crossing the entire river flow from one end to the other to complete this work. In addition, two spans measuring 46 meters each have also been constructed on either side, thereby, making it a 46m + 85m+ 46m = 177 meters long cantilever Metro bridge.
Lucknow Metro is slated to complete the entire Metro construction work between Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport to Munshipulia (North – South Corridor) by early 2019 so that the entire 23 km long North-South corridor is made ready for commissioning as per the target stipulated by the Government.