Whenever the old makes way for the new, there can be a sense of missing something that has been around for years. A sense of looking forward to something that is an improvement over the old. And a myriad of senses in between.
This is not the first time; neither will this be the last time that such things are happening in the world.
In what is the latest buzz around the Southern Railways, it is the Pamban Bridge that evokes such strong sentiments. Commissioned in 1915, this bridge over the sea
Watch the 2nd video. The bridge is only a few feet above water level, even lower than the Pamban bridge.
In fact, I think the arrangement in the 2nd video is the one that the new Pamban bridge will use.
The new bridge will be 3 meters higher from the sea level than the existing old bridge. The new bridge will be a double line bridge with alignment for double track in future with electrification
Cross sectional diagram of new pamban bridge showing doule line and OHE arrangements.
Thank you ji for providing the useful information.
Electrification will increase cost by roughly 400 crores. Same magic actually failed in japan 7 years back . Going by india red tapes in railway still exits. So no chance no place lets just sink in