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Bandra-Worli Sea Link: an engineering marvel news
29 June 2009

An engineering marvel and the first ever open seea bridge of its kind, the Bandra-Worli sea link is one of the most complex and advanced construction projects in India.

The chief attraction of the magnificent structure would be the two cable-stayed bridges, one 500 metres long (northern side) and another 350 metres long (southern side), for the passage of fishing boats.

This section of the BWSL spans 600m in length and towers to a height of 126m, or equivalent to a 43-storeyed building.

The Cable Stay system comprises 2250km of high strength galvanised steel wires which support the Cable Stay Bridge weighing 20,000 tonnes.

MSRDC has plans to provide a viewers' gallery at the top of the towers, which would offer a bird's eye glimpse of the entire city.

The public sector giant, Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL), has provided almost two-thirds of the steel used in building the link.

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link: an engineering marvel