World's highest rail bridge on Chenab nears completion: Goyal

Kashmir Times. Dated: 2/26/2021 12:56:19 PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 25 (Agencies): Dubbed as World's highest Railway Bridge, 1.315-km long Chenab bridge is being built above the Chenab river at a height of 359 metres in Jammu and Kashmir.
Popularly known as Anji Khad Bridge, the country's first cable-stayed Indian Railways bridge, will come up on Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) section of Northern Railway in Jammu & Kashmir. The project is being developed by the Konkan Railway.
As the work on the arch of the bridge is about to complete, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday took to Twitter to inform public about this piece of news. 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 at closure position. It is all set to be the world's highest Railway bridge Bridge at night."
It is the most challenging project in the post-independent history of the national transporter, Konkan Railways had said. News agency PTI had quoted Sanjay Gupta, Chairman Konkan Railway, saying that the world’s highest railway bridge, connecting Kashmir with the rest of India through a rail line will be completed by December 2021.
At 359-metres above Chenab, this rail bridge will also be 30 meters higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
As per the railway ministry officials, Anji Khad Bridge is the seventh-largest arch-shaped bridge in the world as there is no support except on both sides of the river banks. The arch is being supported by piers and trusses.



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