India Is Building The World’s Tallest Arch Bridge Over Chenab River

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5:49 pm 14 Dec, 2015

India’s engineers are building the world’s highest railway bridge in the Himalayas over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district. The bridge is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016.

AFCONS Infrastructure Limited have called its “Independent India’s most challenging engineering project till date.” The bridge when completed, would be  1,315 m (4,314 ft) long, with a 480 m (1,570 ft) trussed arch span, 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river Chenab. The bridge would also have a 650 m (2,130 ft) long viaduct on the Kauri side and when constructed it will also be the highest arch bridge in the world.

Credit: AFCONS

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