Saturday 24 February 2024

Technical information about sudarshan setu bridge

The Sudarshan Setu bridge, also known as the Okha-Beyt Dwarka Signature Bridge, is a recently inaugurated (February 25, 2024) cable-stayed bridge in India. It holds the title of the longest cable-stayed bridge in the country, boasting a length of 2.32 kilometers (7,612 feet).

Here's a summary of its technical information:

  • Bridge Type: Cable-stayed bridge with steel pylons arranged in a fan configuration (see image)

  • Deck Composition: Composite steel-reinforced concrete

  • Width: Total width of 27.2 meters (89 ft)

  • Lanes: Two lanes in each direction

  • Footpaths: 2.5 meters (8 ft) wide footpaths on both sides, embellished with verses from the Bhagavad Gita and depictions of Lord Krishna

  • Solar Panels: Installed atop the footpath shade with a capacity of 1 MW, promoting sustainability

  • Total Length: 2,320 meters (7,612 ft)

  • Approach Bridges: Approach bridges on Okha and Beyt Dwarka sides measure 770 meters and 650 meters respectively, bringing the total length to around 4.7 kilometers (2.9 miles)

The bridge is not just a feat of engineering but also holds cultural significance by connecting the mainland town of Okha with Beyt Dwarka island, a place of religious importance. It is expected to significantly reduce travel time and enhance accessibility for pilgrims and tourists alike.

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