Cable Stayed Bridge

Garden City Skyway Bridge – KR Puram, Bangalore

The cable-stayed bridge over the railway tracks at Krishnarajapuram is one of the landmarks in Bangalore. The Garden City Skyway Bridge, as it has been named, passes over five railway tracks. At the time of construction, the cables themselves, the pylons supporting them, and the way the material was transported to the site are considered unique in engineering and logistics. The technology of holding such structures with strong cables came from a design developed by Swiss engineers 50 years ago. Thousands of metres of wire measuring 12 mm in diameter were imported from Kobe, Japan, by Usha Martin Co. of…