Bridging the Himalayas with an Engineering Marvel
Set against the dramatic scenery of India’s north-western region, works are underway to deliver a vital section of the Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway link, however, with heavy seasonal storms and rough terrain, Doka India’s team had their work cut out for them in providing a timely solution for India’s first cable stay rail bridge.
Named the Anjikhad Railway Bridge, Doka India proposed an effective and efficient formwork solution for the cable-stayed, single-pylon to work with the site’s complex geology. This meant constructing the pylon in a vertical slope using micropyles of forty metres in depth around the circumference of a twenty-metre foundation. To achieve the construction of the pylon itself, Doka relied on its Automatic Climbing Formwork SKE50, which provided excellent protection for site teams, while safeguarding them from the adverse weather and thanks to the guided lifting system, no deviation from the construction schedule was required.