The construction of the 359 meters high Chenab Arch Bridge, which is 30 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, has been completed.
About the Chenab Arch Bridge
- The Chenab Bridgeis a steel and concrete arch between Bakkal and Kauri in Jammu and Kashmir.
- The Bridge will be the world’s highest rail bridge constructed over the river
- The bridge has the widest span in the Indian broad gauge railway network.
- Rail link Project: The bridge is part of an ambitious 272-km rail link project, being constructed by the Northern Railway.
- The project was started in 2002 to connect Kashmir’s northernmost city Baramulla to New Delhi.
- Resistance: The bridge will be able to withstand earthquakes with a magnitude of up to eight.
- It is made up of temperature-resistant metal which can stand temperatures of minus 20 degrees Celsius and wind speeds of above 200 kilometers per hour.
- Connectivity: The bridge will provide all-weather connectivity between Kashmir and the rest of the county.
- The Chenab River is a major river that flows in India and Pakistan.
- It is one of the 5 major rivers of the Punjab region.
- It originates in the upper Himalayas in Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh.
- The river is formed by the confluence of two rivers, Chandra and Bhaga, Himachal Pradesh.