India will soon have its first vertical lift sea railway bridge, which is currently under construction in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. The new Pamban railway bridge is being constructed under Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways. The work of constructing a pillar in the sea to build a vertical lift railway sea bridge has already started in Rameshwaram.
The work of building this bridge began onNovember 8, 2019, and will likely be completed within the next two years. A first-of-its-kind project for the Indian Railways, this vertical sea bridge would be 2.05 km long. After its inauguration, the bridge will connect the mainland to Pamban island.
The bridge will have India’s first vertical launch rail section, which is quite interesting. The Railway Minister took to Twitter and shared an animation video of the vertical lift sea bridg,e when it will all be done.