Publication Abstract

Proceedings - Sixth International Conference & Exhibition on Piling and Deep Foundations, 1996, Bombay, India, (DFI)

Construction of Foundations for Zuari, Mandovi Railway Bridges in Goa
N.V. Nayak

Konkan Railway Project is one of the most ambitious railway construction projects in India, involving construction of a 760 km long, Broad Gauge (1676 mm) single track railway line, connecting Roha in Maharashtra State with Mangalore in Karnataka State. The railway line travels along the Western Coast of Indian subcontinent, through states of Maharashtra (382 km), Goa (105 km) and Karnataka (273 km). The project alignment traverses through one of the most formidable terrain ever encountered, in the history of railway construction in India. In the State of Goa only, railway alignment is crossing 6 major rivers Terekhol, Chapora, Mandovi, Zuari, Sal and Talpona. Zuari Railway Bridge (1305.6 m), Mandovi Railway Bridges (I and II) (1182.7 m) rank as 2nd and 3rd long bridges, (first longest bridge being Sharavati Bridge (2.2 km) at Honavar) which have been constructed on Konkan Railway. All these three bridges have been constructed by M/s. Asia Foundations and constructions Ltd. (AFCONS). This paper presents case history of construction of pile/caisson foundations for Zuari and Mandovi Bridges.

 article #439; publication #35 (IC-1996)