World’s Highest Rail Bridge Over Chenab River in Jammu & Kashmir

In around 2 years from now, the Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir will be spanned by the world’s highest railway bridge that is likely to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.

  • Cost of the Bridge: INR 1,100 Crore (approx US$ 171.1 Million)
  • Steel Consumption: 24,000 tonnes
  • Height: 359 m above the river bed.
  • Designed to withstand wind speeds of up to 260 kilometres per hour, the 1.315 kilometres long “engineering marvel” will connect Bakkal (Katra) and Kauri (Srinagar). Source: RailAnalysis

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