Bridge construction is a complex undertaking requiring knowledge, expertise and experience. Several variables like engineering constrain, environmental impact and cost etc. play critical role in deciding the type of bridge and construction method.
To help understand the construction of such complex structure the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, SGT University organized an Expert Talk on Road Bridge Construction in association with L&T construction on 28 August 2021.
Mr. D. Srikanth (Construction Manager, L&T Construction) delivered this expert talk via online mode. He explain in details about various types of highway bridge, their importance, advantage and dis-advantage also various components of bride like pile, pile cap, piers, piers cap, super structure etc. and challenges that come with underwater construction. The manufacturing of these various components. Explain the need of using prefabricated components. Mr. D. Srikanth also discuss in details the processes of launching Girder Bridge which is a very difficult and intense process.
He also shared his personal experience of being involved in the construction of Brahmaputra River Bridge.