Panaji. January 26, 2019 …The newly constructed third cable stayed bridge across Mandovi bridge will be inaugurated tomorrow on January 27, 2019.
The Mandovi River Cable Stay Bridge was an important project proposed by GSIDC (Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation) and designed by L & T Infrastructure Ltd; constructed by L&T heavy Civil Infrastructure.
In order to overcome the bottlenecks caused at Panaji KTC Circle, and Panaji Entrance as same route was used by local traffic as well as NH-17 Highway bound traffic, this project was proposed. It is reported that about 66,000 vehicles use this route every day. The congestion of traffic for hours led to a huge mess ad nuisance, especially during the peak tourist season in Goa.
This 4-lane Cable stayed bridge in the State of Goa across the river Mandovi in between the two existing bridges will support and sustain burgeoning traffic and will be an aesthetically pleasing landmark for tourism development in the State of Goa.
To be precise, the Mumbai bound traffic incoming from Bangalore via Ponda route and Old Goa i.e. Madgaon and even from Panaji can be collectively sent towards NH-17 through an elevated bridge, bypassing the main Panjim City. The Cable Stay Bridge also adds an architectural beauty to the capital of Goa, Panaji. Total Bridge Length of the Bridge is 5.1(km including approaches).
The bridge is made of 1,00,000 m3 of High Strength, High Performance Concrete(enough to fill 40 Olympic size swimming pools), 13,000 MT of Corrosion resistant Reinforcement Steel, 32000 square meter of Structural Steel Plates, 1800 km of High Tensile Pre-stressing strands, 265 Nos of MSM® Spherical Bridge Beaings, 88 High Tensile Strength Cables in State-of-the-art Single Place Harp type Cable Stay System equipped with real-time Force Monitoring technology (DYNA Force ® ) and toal weight of the bridge 2,50,000 tons(weight of 570 Boeing-747 jumbo jets).