India builds world highest railway bridge in the Himalayas - infrabuddy.com

India builds world highest railway bridge in the Himalayas

Indian engineers are working hard to build the world’s highest railway bridge.

The arch –shaped steel structure will be constructed over the Chenab river to link sections of the spectacular mountainous region of Jammu and Kashmir, which is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel tower. 

The bridge is expected to be 359 meters (1,177 feet) high, exceeding the world’s current tallest railway bridge over the Beipanjiang river in China’s Guizhou province, which stands at 275 meters high. The main arch is being erected using 2 cable cranes attached on either side of the river which are secured on enormous steel pylons.

The total cost estimated for the project is USD 92 million, which will be borne by the Konkan Railway Corporation, a subsidiary of state-owned Indian railways and is likely to be completed by Decmber 2016

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