World’s tallest railway bridge built over river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir


NEW DELHI: The construction work of world’s tallest railway bridge,known as Chenab bridge, over the river Chenab in the infield of Jammu and Kashmir is continuing  with very quick.

The Chenab Bridge has been designed by foreign consultants from Finland and Germany which is 1.315 km-long bridge and 359 metres tall is stated to be an iconic bridge and an engineering marvel of the world. The bridge is in fact, 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.

The bridge forms the crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal which is part of the Udhampur- Srinagar-Baramulla section of the Kashmir Railway project.

Although, this area is seismic area where border is also situated. so, in the view of safeguard to itself from any major bomb, the Chenab bridge is going to built through DRDO by cost of Rs 12,000-crore.

Currently, 1,400 workers are working through the day to complete the structure by March, 2019.

David Mackenzie, a UK-based quality consultant said,”It is an incredible undertaking because you are building a very large steel bridge in a very remote location and getting those competent contractors to get the job done”.