India set to have Railway Bridge taller than Eiffel Tower
Indian Railways is working on building the world's highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge is slated to be ready in 2019.
Indian Railways is working on building the world’s highest railway bridge in Jammu and Kashmir. The bridge is slated to be ready in 2019.
The railway bridge, an engineering marvel, will built on Chenab river and will connect Bakkal in Katra, Jammu with Kauri, Srinagar. The bridge will be 1.3 kms long and will rise 359 meters above Chenab making it 35 meters higher than Eiffel tower.
The bridge will be constructed in an arch-shape and will come at a construction cost of Rs 1,110 Crores. The structure will absorb 24,000 tonnes of steel. The blast-proof steel will be able to withstand terror attacks and resist high wind speeds and extremely low temperatures.
A senior railway ministry official involved in the project said that the bridge construction is the most challenging part in the Kashmir rail link project and will be an engineering marvel once constructed.