Zuari Bridge Approaches

Panjim, Goa

Project Overview

This eight-lane highway bridge over the Zuari River Goa, India, was procured through a Design-Build contract. Force SE successfully engineered the spine and wing concept of superstructure for approach viaducts. The bridge work is divided into three packages. Package one consists of approach road from Bambolim to Agassaim with elevated road, package two includes the main Zuari cable stayed Bridge with two observatories and with split carriage way and package three consists of elevated road from Verna to Cortalim and service road

Briefing about the construction methodology of this modern system, the spine segments of 10m width are assembled either on ground support system (GSS) or launching girder and joined with epoxy and temporary prestressing for post tensioning with HT strands. Complete prestressing is applied on the spine structure and support system is released and moved to next span. With the help of wing lifters, cantilever wings are lifted and held in position for casting of cast in situ stitch joints between spine and wings. After adequate strength gain of cast in place joint, transverse prestressing is applied to complete the construction of superstructure.




Dilip Buildcon Limited


INR 2,700 Crores


Panjim, Goa

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Technical Details

Total Length

Approx 13.6 Kms including 6.4 Kms of elevated viaduct

Typical Span


Special span


Precast segmental Spine and wing

Fish belly curve in soffit

Deck width –28m


Aesthetically pleasing curved pier caps

Rectangular piers

1200mm dia piles


One of the first spine and wing superstructures of India