World’s tallest pier bridge is coming up in North East! The Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation is constructing the tallest pier bridge in the world, near Noney in the North-Eastern state of Manipur. According to details shared by the Northeast Frontier Railway zone, the bridge is a part of Indian Railways’ Jiribam-Tupul-Imphal new broad gauge rail line project. The rail line is 111 kilometres long. Due to its importance as a National Project, the project picked up momentum in the last four years.The rail line project involves construction of a total 45 tunnels. Tunnel Number 12 with a length of 10.280 kilometres, will be the longest tunnel in the Northeast, the Northeast Frontier Railway zone stated.
The tallest pier bridge is being developed across the valley of river Ijai near Noney with a pier height of 141 metres. Once developed, the bridge will surpass the existing record of Mala – Rijeka viaduct, Montenegro in Europe, which is of 139 metres.