Strengthening of certain important bridges of main line of Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
The object of this thesis is to demonstrate that in completely modifying the proposals for erection of the strengthening girders of these several bridges as put forward by the consulting engineers in London, who prepared the designs and scheme for erection, the maximum efficiency of the completed structure to fulfil the purpose intended under working conditions in India was thereby attained.The Division of the B.B. & C.I. Rly. system on which this work was carried out is known as the Rutlam Division extending from Godhra mile 292, to Shamghar mile 490, on the main line running from Bombay to Delhi, the gauge of which is commonly known as Broad Gauge 5'6 ". The headquarters of the division are at Rutlam mile 408, and the author of this paper was the executive engineer of the division, who put forward the modified schemes and received the sanction of the Chief Engineer to put them into effect.The bridges at which work was carried out were - (1) The Mahi Bridge No. 226 at mile 384 -2002' near Bhaironghar Station; (2) The Chambal Bridge No. 317 at mile 432 -433' near Nagda Station; (3) The Anas Bridge No. 142 at mile 352 -2587' between Stations Anas and Nahargarh; (4) The Ghorakal Bridge Ne. 89 at mile 328 -1248' between Stations Usra and Jekot.The work started early in year 1925 and was completed in 1928.