World’s Highest Rail Bridge is Being Built Over Chenab River in India & It’s Magnificient

India is all set to build the world’s highest rail bridge over the Chenab River in Jammu & Kashmir. The rail bridge that will be built on the Chenab River will even be taller than the Eiffel tower in Paris. Yes, it’s true soon Chenab River will have a rail bridge that will be much heightened than the Eiffel tower between the 111 km stretch of Katra and Banihal. As a part of the Udhampur- Srinagar- Baramulla rail link project, the world’s tallest rail bridge will be a major connectivity between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country.

And the World’s highest Rail Bridge will be in India

Indian Railway is about to create a new record in the world with the construction of World’s highest rail bridge over the Chenab River. Although the most challenging job for is the construction of the rail bridge and it will be an engineering marvel after its completion.

  • 24000 tonnes of steel arch structure will be made as a bridge over the Chenab River.
  • It will be placed above 359 meters above the Chenab river bed in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The mammoth structure will be of 35 meters tall.
  • 1.3 km long bridge will be designed in such a way that it can withstand wind speed of 260 km per hour.
  • And the rail bridge taller than the Eiffel tower will cost around Rs. 1100 crore.

Even Railway will also put ropeway in between the bridge as per the inspection purpose. Indian Railways will also install sensors on the Chenab River rail bridge for the checking of the wind velocity. So to prevent the train movement as soon as the wind speed increase 90 kmph.

And the dream will come true by 2019

According to the officials, the construction of the highest rail bridge of the World over Chenab River will be completed by 2019. The Udhampur-Srinagar- Baramulla is expected to be completed within 2 years and if everything goes well then the first train will run over the Chenab River rail bridge in the year 2019. After the completion of the project of the World’s highest rail bridge, it will beat the record 275 metres of the Shuibai railway bridge over the Beipan river in China.

Source: TOI

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