The Chenab Rail Bridge – India

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Taller than the Eiffel Tower, India constructs world's highest railway  bridge in Kashmir | CNN

The Chenab Rail Bridge in Jammu and Kashmir is a railway bridge which is 35 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower. It is the world’s highest railway bridge. The arch-shaped steel structure built over the Chenab River links sections of the mountainous region of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Chenab Rail Bridge is a steel and concrete arch bridge carrying a single-track railway line, located between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of the Jammu Division of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The bridge spans the Chenab River at a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river, making it the world’s highest rail bridge. In November 2017, the base supports were declared completed allowing for the start of the construction of the main arch. The bridge was fully completed and was inaugurated in August 2022.

In April 2021, the Chenab Rail Bridge’s arch was completed and the overall bridge was completed in August 2022. It was expected to open to rail traffic by December 2023 or by January/February 2024 but has been rescheduled to July.

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