Another marvelous structure is emerging in the Indian Railways. Construction of the world’s tallest railway bridge is nearing completion. A bridge is being built over the Chenab River, higher than the Eiffel Tower. This railway bridge will be the crown jewel of Indian engineering. Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Twitter that the construction of the bridge was complete and ready for launch in March. The railway line is being set up with the intention of making the railway line accessible to the Kashmir region.
The bridge is under construction on the Chenab River in the Kauri region of Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge connects Katra and Banihal. The bridge is being constructed under the auspices of the Konkan Railway Corporation. The bridge is being built to withstand 1,178 feet of bomb blasts and earthquakes. Bullet proof steel of 63 mm size is used. This bridge is meters higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
‘Awesome in infrastructure design. The Steel Bridge over the Chenab River will be another milestone in the construction of the Indian Railways. The world’s tallest bridge is ready to open, ”Union Minister Piyush Goyal tweeted. The bridge is being constructed on the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla railway line (111 km). The bridge will be used to connect the Kashmir Valley.
It is recognized as a national project and is under construction. Construction of the 1.315 km bridge began in 2004. The Broad Gauge Railway Line Bridge is being constructed at an elevation of 359 m above the Chenab River. The bridge can withstand winds of up to 90 kg per hour. Censor set up for management. He said the bridge would remain intact for 120 years. Its total construction cost is estimated at Rs 12,000 crore.
Infrastructural Marvel in Making: Indian Railways is well on track to achieve another engineering milestone with the steel arch of Chenab bridge reaching at closure position.
It is all set to be the world’s highest Railway bridge 🌉 pic.twitter.com/yWS2v6exiP
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 25, 2021