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Taptee Viaduct

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The Taptee Viaduct, on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, consists of five 142-ft girder openings in the centre, and on either side of them 110ven 62ft. girder openings and ten 40 ft. arches. The bridge consists of twenty 40 ft. arches, fourteen 62ft. and five 142-ft. girder openings.

The total length of the viaduct, inclusive of piers and abutments is 2,530ft, and the height to rail level is 82ft. The whole of the masonry is constructed for a double line of rails, but the girders are erected for only a single line.[1]

The work was undertaken by Mr. Wythes, and executed for him by Ker and Wright, under the superintendence of Mr. J. R. Manning, the district engineer, assisted by Bleay and Eaton.


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