1st Span Completed for Ahmedabad Metro’s Sabarmati Bridge


The first 41 meter long span of Ahmedabad Metro Phase 1 project’s 298.20m Sabarmati Bridge, which lies partially over the river’s water channel, is now complete.

This crucial bridge on Ahmedabad Metro’s 20.737 km Line-1 comprises of 8 piers with 7 spans ranging between 38.2m to 43.8m. Segment launching works commenced earlier this month following the completion of all piers within the river, which was quite challenging as a group of piles had gotten flooded last year.

Construction here is being carried out by Tata Projects Ltd – China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (TPL-CCECC) JV as part of the 39.259 km Phase 1 project‘s Reach-2 which was awarded in January 2017 with a value of Rs. 721 crore.

Reach-2 of Ahmedabad Metro (Thaltej Gam – Sabarmati River) – view Phase 1 project information & route map

This bridge linking Old High Court Station and West Ramp will have an incline ever so slightly and be 14.209 meter tall at its highest point (Pier P244) and 11.693m at its lowest point (Pier P249). Within the river, it will be 263.60m long and comprise of 6 piers from Pier P244 (towards Thaltej Gam) to P249 (towards Vastral Gam).

Layout plan of Ahmedabad’s Sabarmati Bridge (view large)

More design design details can be viewed in this post from January 2021.

Here are some snaps via a follower. The first span comprises of 13 x 2.8m wide segments and 2 x 2.25m segments:

1st Span Completed for Ahmedabad Metro’s Sabarmati Bridge
Piers P244 to P250 (spans will range 38.2m to 43.8m)

The team is targeting to complete launching works in the next 2 months.

This bridge is on the extreme eastern-end of Ahmedabad Metro’s Reach-2. On the extreme-west, TPL-CCECC is constructing a 165 meter long balanced cantilever (CLC) bridge at Thaltej – see some snaps from December 2020 and February 2021.

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