Would you ride a train over India's 1,100 foot high bridge?
By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
7/15/2014 (2 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
India is all set to complete the world's highest railway bridge by 2016.
India will complete construction on the world's tallest railway bridge in 2016, which will provide rail connection to the Kashmir valley.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The bridge will be almost 120 feet higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Times of India reports.
This bridge over the Chenab River will link sections of India's heavily mountainous Jammu and Kashmir regions when it is completed.
The bridge will be more than 1,100 feet high when completed-surpassing the world's current tallest railway bridge-a bridge in China that crosses the Beipanjiang river which stands just a little taller than 900 feet.
"It is an engineering marvel. We hope to get this bridge ready by December 2016," a senior Indian railways official said. "The design would ensure that it withstands seismic activities and high wind speeds."
The nearly mile-long bridge is part of the 45-mile-long Katra-Dharam section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project, which is aimed at providing rail connections to the Kashmir valley, by connecting Baramulla to Jammu, with a travel time of six-and-a-half hours.
Construction on the bridge project began in 2002, but safety concerns, including the area's strong winds, caused the project to halt in 2008. It was green-lighted again two years later.
This project has an estimated cost of $92 million, and is being handled by Konkan Railway Corporation. The 4,300-foot-long bridge will use up to 25,000 tons of steel, with some material being transported by helicopters due to the mountainous terrain.
"One of the biggest challenges involved was constructing the bridge without obstructing the flow of the river," the railways official said.
"Approach roads had to be constructed to reach the foundations of the bridge," he added.
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