The beautiful valleys of Jammu and Kashmir will be connected to the rest of the country as the construction of the world’s highest rail bridge is about to complete.
India is soon going to get the world’s highest rail bridge as the construction of the Chenab bridge in the Kauri area is about to complete. The bridge said to be taller than the Eiffel Tower, will be ready by March this year.
Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal shared this awaiting news on Twitter on February 25.
He wrote, “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,” Goyal tweeted sharing the important development.”
The bridge is being constructed by The Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL). Building over a 111 km-stretch under the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project, it is likely to connect the place to the rest of India.
After the construction is done, the total length of the bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, out of which the main arch span will be 467 metres. The bridge will appear to be curved and there will be stations at both ends.
Chenab bridge will be above 359 metres from Chenab’s river bed. Moreover, it will be 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower, which has a height of 324 metres.