Tata Steel supplies 80% of steel for longest bridge in AP

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on October 16, 2020 Published on October 16, 2020

About 80 per cent of the steel used in the construction of a 2.6-km bridge in Andhra Pradesh is from Tata Steel..

The company has supplied 2,000 tonnes of Low Relaxation Pre-Stressed Concrete strands and 10,000 tonnes of TMT bars for the six-lane Kanaka Durga flyover in Vijayawada.

According to the company, the strength of the steel proved to be a major enabler in increasing the span between the pillars to 45 metres, nearly double the generally accepted standard of 25 metres.

The three-way each, 78-feet wide elevated corridor includes six curves and two major turnings. The new flyover, spanning the Krishna river and Prakasam barrage and running through Vijayawada city before connecting to NH65.

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Published on October 16, 2020
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