World’s highest cable crane uses Usha Martin wire rope

Usha Martin recently supplied wire rope cables for erection of cable crane for construction of the world’s highest railway bridge. Higher than the Eiffel Tower in France, this bridge will be the world’s highest arch bridge.

This cable crane is unique for it is the heaviest load carrying capacity and the highest cable crane in the world. Its pylons are 127.5 meters high from the ground level.

Technical details of the rope

  • 54mm FL Blk – 8×1000 mtrs  (‘Skyline Cable’ – LCWR)
  • 58mm FL Blk – 4×490 mtrs (‘Anchor Cable’  Pilon Back Stay- LCWR)
  • 58mm FL Blk – 4×480 mtrs (‘Anchor Cable’  Pilon Back Stay- LCWR)
  • 58mm FL Blk – 6×510 mtrs (‘Anchor Cable’  Pilon Back Stay- LCWR)
  • 58mm FL Blk – 2×500 mtrs (‘Anchor Cable’  Pilon Back Stay- LCWR)
  • 30mm 6x31SW – 4×1100 mtrs (‘Traction Rope’- 6x31SW + Fibre Core)
  • 22mm 35×7 Blk – 8×200 mtrs (‘Lifting Rope- 35×7)
  • 22mm 35×7 Blk – 1×160 mtrs (‘Lifting Rope- 35×7)
  • 8mm 6x19S Blk – 1×1800 mtrs (‘Auxillary Cable’ – 6×19+IWRC)
  • 12mm 6x19S Blk – 1×1800 mtrs (‘Auxillary Cable’ – 6×19+IWRC)
  • 14mm 6x19S Blk – 1×1800 mtrs (‘Auxillary Cable’ – 6×19+IWRC)
  • 18mm 6x19S Blk – 1×1800 mtrs (‘Auxillary Cable’ – 6×19+IWRC)
  • 36mm 6x19S Blk – 1×1100 mtrs (‘Auxillary Cable’ – 6×19+IWRC)

 

The bridge is a crucial link for connecting Baramulla to Jammu via Udhampur. Strong winds in the area and the adverse weather conditions in Himalayan Range are a big challenge for the customer. Our design and engineering excellence enabled us to supply the wirerope which can withstand such extreme conditions.

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