Chenab Railway Bridge - Highest railway bridge in the world

Chenab Bridge : World’s Highest Railway Bridge


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April 13, 2024

  • The Chenab Railway Bridge is the world’s highest railway bridge.
  • It’s a steel and concrete arch bridge.
  • It’s a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project.
  • Located between the Kauri and Bakal Rivers.
  • Address: Reasi District, Jammu Division, Jammu and Kashmir, India.
  • The bridge spans the Chenab River at a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river.
  • Deck height: above river bed: 359 m (1,178 ft); above river surface: 322 m (1,056 ft)
  • Bridge length: 1,315 m (4,314 ft), including the 650 m (2,130 ft) long viaduct on the northern side
  • Arch span: 467 m (1,532 ft)
  • Arch length: 480 m (1,570 ft).
  • The bridge with the longest span in the 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm) broad gauge railway network
  • Designers: Konkan Railwa, Afcons Infrastructure, and DRDO.
  • Constructed by: Afcons Infrastructure
  • Number of Spans: 17
  • Inagurated: 13 August 2022

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