The Indian Railways is constructing the tallest pier railway bridge of the world in Manipur. The ambitious project of the Railways in Manipur is part of the Jiribam-Imphal railway line, which ultimately is part of a new broad gauge line being constructed to connect the northeastern state with the rest of the country. Currently, the tallest pier bridge record is held by 139-metre high Mala-Rijeka viaduct built at Montenegro in Europe.
About the bridge:
- The bridge is being built at a height of 141 metres.
- The total length of the Manipur bridge will be 703 metres.
- Once completed, the project will enable passengers to cover 111 km of distance in 2-2.5 hrs.