Delhi’s iconic Signature Bridge to be opened on November 4
Delhi is about to get a new icon – The Signature Bridge. To be inaugurated on November 4, 2018, the Signature Bridge is a cable stayed bridge on the Yamuna River. It is Asia’s first 154m high bow shaped asymmetric steel pylon will be inaugurated on November 4. The long overdue bridge connects the ring road near Wazirabad to the north east part of the city at Khajuri Khas. The project was designed and executed by Gammon-Cidade-Tensacciai, a joint venture by Gammon India with a Brazilian and Italian firms.
Built by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Corporation (DTTDC), the boomerang shaped pylon consists of two inclined legs, a main body and a pylon head. The tip of the pylon is created by a 22 m high steel-glass structure that will be illuminated to make the landmark visible from afar. The central pylon of the bridge has an impression of peacock feather painted on it, designed by artist Deb Dulal Dutta.
An observation deck twice the height of Qutab Minar will be reached by elevators ascending at an inclined trajectory. The glass facade gallery at the top of the pylon will provide a panoramic view of the city.
Key highlights of the Signature Bridge:
• Total Length of the bridge:575 m
• Main Span:251 m above River Yamuna
• Side Span: 36m each. (9 nos.)
• Deck Surface: 25,000 m2
• Lanes: 2×4 carriageway over River Yamuna
• Width: 35.2m
• Height of Pylon-154 m above ground
• Total length of Infrastructure project: approx. 6 km.