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Chenab Bridge: See Stunning Photos Of World’s Highest Railway Bridge

On August 14, the world’s highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in the Kouri area of Reasi district achieved a milestone when the overarch deck of the bridge was completed with a golden joint.

Chenab Bridge
Chenab Bridge (Image: Twitter/ @RailMinIndia)

New Delhi: The Indian Railways on Wednesday shared pics of the world’s highest railway bridge which is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project on its official Twitter handle.

On August 14, the world’s highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in the Kouri area of Reasi district achieved a milestone when the overarch deck of the bridge was completed with a golden joint. Of the 272 Km USBRL Project, the work on 161 km was commissioned in phases. 

Chenab bridge
(Image: Twitter/ @RailMinIndia)

The first phase of the 118 km Qazigund- Baramulla section was commissioned in 2009, followed by the 18 km Banihal-Qazigund in june 2013 and the 25 km Udhampur-Katra in July 2014. The Indian Railways have shared the images of the bridge which is under construction on their Twitter handle. 

In one of the photos, the sun is shining brightly and the bridge is heading into the horizon. Twitter users complimented the Indian Railways for making a wonderful structure.

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Chenab bridge
(Image: Twitter/ @RailMinIndia)

One user tweeted: ‘’This is a development expenditure and not an expenditure for leisure. Taller than the Eiffel tower. This is development at its peak.’’One of the users also tweeted by saying ‘’ This is a remarkable achievement.’’

The Chenab bridge is 1,315 meter long and is an engineering marvel. It posed various challenges for the team that constructed it. The engineers worked through harsh weather conditions and terrain to complete this tremendous structure.

Chenab bridge
(Image: Twitter/ @RailMinIndia)

The Chenab bridge is the highest railway bridge in the world as it is 359 meters above sea level. The sophisticated Tekla software has been installed for structural detailing of the bridge. It is suitable in temperature – 10 degree celsius to 40 degree celsius.