Breathtaking Chenab bridge: Railway's another milestone project railway-news

The world's highest railway bridge is 359 mt above the River Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir. It will be 35 mt higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The Chenab bridge is on the Katra-Banihal railway line at Kauri village in Reasi district.


Breathtaking Chenab bridge: Railway's another milestone project
Chenab bridge, Image tweeted by Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways


New Delhi: Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways today on Feb 25, 2021, shared a breathtaking image of the highest railway bridge in the world Chenab bridge, the work is still under construction.

The railway is almost ready to achieve another milestone with this bridge project. Minister of Railways Shri Piyush Goyal tweet and said, "Infrastructural Marvel in Making: Indian Railways is well on track to achieve another engineering milestone with the steel arch of Chenab bridge reaching closure position. It is all set to be the world's highest railway bridge." Ministry of Railways also shared the same picture and said that the arch is finally reaching closure position.

The Chenab Bridge is an Indian railway steel and concrete arch bridge under construction between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. When completed, the bridge will span the Chenab River at a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river, making it the world's highest rail bridge. In November 2017 the base supports were declared completed allowing for the start of the construction of the main arch.

The cost of the 1.3 km long bridge is estimated at around Rs 1,250 crore. As many as 1,300 workers and 300 engineers were engaged in the making of the bridge that started in 2004. The construction work was halted between 2008-09 due to frequent high-velocity winds in the area. The Indian Railways briefly considered changing the location of the bridge but decided to go with the original one.

Posted Date :  25-02-21

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