Indian Railways today completed the Arch closure of the iconic Chenab Bridge. It is the world’s highest railway bridge, part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project (USBRL).
Indian Railways is constructing the iconic Arch Bridge on River Chenab as a part of the USBRL project to connect the Kashmir valley to the rest of the nation. It is 1315m long.
This is the highest Railway Bridge in the world being 359m above the river bed level. It will be 35 meters higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris (France).
Indian Railways set an important construction milestone today with completion of the steel arch of the iconic Chenab Bridge. This was one of the most difficult part of the bridge over Chenab. This achievement is a major leap towards the completion of the 111 k.m. long winding stretch from Katra to Banihal.
The 5.6-metre last piece of metal was fitted at the highest point today and joined the two arms of the arch that currently stretch towards each other from both the banks of the river.
This completed the shape of the arch that will then loom over the treacherous Chenab, flowing some 359 metres below.
The completion of the historic Arch work was also seen by Piyush Goyal Minister for Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution through video conference.