• Second Vivekananda Bridge (Nivedita Setu) - Checking
    © Alan Cook
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Second Vivekananda Bridge (Nivedita Setu) - Checking

Kolkata, India, 2007

The Second Vivekananda Bridge replaces the existing Vivekananda Bridge across the Hooghly River and was built 164 ft (50 m) downstream. At erection time it was one of the few existing multi-span extra-dosed bridges and also the biggest Indian BOT project (build operate transfer) so far. Cast-in-place pier shafts are supported on 148 ft (45 m) deep reinforced concrete caissons coated with steel and arranged in the center of the carriageway. Suspended from the masts is the superstructure as post-tensioned concrete box girder, constructed in balanced cantilever using pre-cast concrete segments which are connected by interior and exterior tendons. Three expansion joints allow for horizontal movements. Construction of the bridge was critical due to high current and flooding after the monsoon season.


  • Location

    Kolkata, India

  • Architect

    CES Consulting Engineering Services, IBT International Bridge Technologies Inc.

  • Cooperation

    STUP Consultants P. Ltd.

  • Client

    NHAI, Second Vivekananda Bridge Tollway Company SVBTC Pvt. Ltd.

  • Contractor

    Larsen & Toubro

  • Our Scope of Work

    IC: proof check design and construction stages, construction supervision

  • Total length 6,100 m (3.8 miles)
  • Width superstructure 29 m (95 ft)
  • Lanes 6 (2x3)
  • Spans main bridge 55 m - 7 x 110 m - 55 m
    (180 ft - 7 x 360 ft - 180 ft)
  • Height of masts 14 m (46 ft)
  • Second Vivekananda Bridge (Nivedita Setu) - Checking © Alan Cook

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