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World highest rail bridge Chenab : Arch closer of Chenab Bridge completed
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Indian Railways completed the Arch closure of the iconic World highest rail bridge Chenab on Monday, 05 April 2021.
The bridge is being built at cost of ₹ r 1,486 crore and can withstand high wind up to 266 km per hour.
The World highest rail bridge Chenab , part of the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla rail link project ( USBRL ).
This was one of most difficult parts of the bridge over Chenab.
Silent features of the arch of the Chenab bridge :
- The Chenab bridge is 1315 m long and will be 35 meter higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris ( France ).
- It connects the Kashmir valley to rest of the nation.
- It is 359 m above the river bed level.
- Bridge designed to bear earthquake forces of highest intensity zone – V in India.
- It’s arc consist of steel boxes, which will be filled with concrete to improve stability.
- The bridge will remain operational at a restricted speed of 30 km/hour even after the removal of one pier / trestle.
- The height of the cable crane’s pylon at Srinagar End is 127 m which is much taller than Qutub Minar’s which is 72 m.
- First time on Indian Railways, phased Array Ultrasonic Testing machine used for testing of welds.
- Bridge designed for blast load in consolation with DRDO for the first time in India.
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