Tapi bridge

Prakasha, Maharashtra

Project Overview

To augment the capacity of state highway from Nandurbar to Khetia, this bridge across mighty river Tapi is one of the longest bridge in the region. Being a critical bridge of the complete road project, Force SE was appointed to carry out the detailed engineering and evolve the most economic and construction friendly solution.

Located very close to the Prakasha dam, this bridge experiences a large depths and velocity of water. The heights of pier range from 20 to 28m. In order to have higher inertia and less material consumption, hollow piers with water cuts were adopted and same were built using jumpform construction technique. With exposed igneous basalt rock near the surface, the bridge rests on open raft foundations.

The superstructure comprises of post tensioned I girders launched using tandem cranes during dry season. Box type abutments with multiple compartments is provided to retain significant height of earth at the approaches which in turn is scour protected with boulder pitching


PWD Maharashtra


H G Infra Ltd.


INR 26 Crores


Prakasha, Maharashtra

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Technical Details

Total Length


Typical Span


Special span


Precast post tensioned I girder with cast in situ deck slab

Deck width 17m


Hammerhead pier cap over double D shape hollow piers

Open foundations on rock


Contractor’s first experience of tall hollow piers based on Force SE recommendations