India’s engineering marvel: Arch of world’s highest rail bridge completed in J&K
The Indian Railways crossed a major milestone on April 5. The final segment of arch of world’s highest rail bridge was installed. The bridge is being built 359 metres above river Chenab in Jammu & Kashmir’s Reasi. The bridge is at a height of 35 metres more than Paris’ Eiffel Tower. The 1.3 km bridge will boost connectivity to Kashmir valley. The cost of the project is estimated to be Rs 1,486 crore.
“At present, it takes 12 hours via road, but after completion of the bridge, distance via train would be halved,” said Northern Railway GM Ashutosh Gangal.