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Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd successfully completed the construction of Bhairab Railway Bridge, designed to carry 25 T axle load, across River Meghna in Bangladesh. The contract was bagged by Texmaco in July 2015 from Government of India as part of the $1 billion line of credit to Bangladesh. The 1 kilometres long bridge plays an important role in upgrading the 320km Dhaka-Chittagong railway corridor to double lines. The Bhairab Railway Bridge connects Ashuganj in Brahmanbaria, close to Bangladesh's border with India, and Bhairab Bazaar.
The Bhairab Bridge is an outstanding example of engineering excellence, constructed using 7400 metric tonne of steel. The fabrication of each girder was challenging, involving precision manufacture of around 425 components and drilling of 90,000 holes in each girder.
The scope of the work involved fabrication of all the girder components at the Texmaco Workshop at Panihati, exporting by road and river to Bangladesh site and erecting all the components of girders one by one. The erection of the girders, at around 25 metres height from the river water level, was done by cantilever method from the river bed. The bridge has been completed without any casualty because of stringent safety norms followed during the erection.