INFRASTRUCTURE, Gammon India, Abhijit Rajan, CMD, Gammon India
The Jadukata Bridge, the longest span cantilever bridge in India, with a central span of 140m, stretches naturally from one shore to the other, such that it seems to grow out of the rich vegetation itself.
The Indian Jadukata Bridge is located in Ranikor in the West Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, 130km from its capital, Shillong. This bridge over the Jadukata river is close to the Indo-Bangladesh border and therefore a vital link on an important road in this border state. Even cost wise, compared to the other bridges featured here, it is a lightweight at €1.5 million. With more than a thousand bridges connecting India, Gammon has expertise in the design, engineering and building of bridges. The range includes Arch and Bowstring Girder Bridges, Cable-Stayed Bridges and Balanced Cantilever Bridges, to name a few. The Company is adept in the techniques of launching Underwater Concreting, developing supporting equipment like Pneumatic Caissons, Winches, Cables and Grouting Machinery, as well as building supporting structures.