World’s Highest Railway Bridge In Jammu & Kashmir By Indian Railways:
The Prime Minister has lauded the completion of Arch closure of the Chenab Bridge, the World’s Highest Railway Bridge in Jammu & Kashmir by Indian Railways.
- The length of the Chenab bridge will be 1,315 metres with 17 spans, of which the span of the main arch across the Chenab river will be 467m.
- The bridge is part of an ambitious 272-km rail link project and is being constructed by the Northern Railway at an estimated cost of ₹28,000 crores.
- The bridge will be able to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude of up to eight and high-intensity blasts.
- The bridge, which will include a 14-metre dual carriageway and a 1.2-metre-wide central verge, will have a design speed of around 100 kilometers per hour with a lifespan of 120 years.