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In Photos: World’s Highest Railway Bridge ‘Chenab Bridge’

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Standing at 359 meters above the river bed level, Chenab Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir is another engineering marvel from the Indian Railways.

Once fully completed, the 1,315 meters long bridge over Chenab River will be the highest railway bridge in the world.

It is the biggest civil-engineering challenge faced by any project of the Railway in recent history. The 5.6 metre last metal piece was fitted at the highest point and connected two arch arms that stretch towards each other from both the river banks.

The bridge will be built with a massive fabrication of more than 28,660 MT steel with 26 km motorable roads.

Another most striking salient technical feature of this bridge is that the structural steel with which the bridge is built has capacity to stand with -10 degree Celsius to -40 degree Celsius of temperature.

Constructed for Rs 1,486 crore, the Chenab bridge aims to boost connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The most sophisticated ‘Tekla’ software has been used for structural detailing of the bridge.

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