There are many types of railway bridges in the world that are famous for their height but now the world’s tallest bridge is going to be ready. The world’s highest railway bridge being built on the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir. it is in the last phase of formation. On 5th November, the construction of a 47-meter long arac on this bridge will start The world’s largest cable crane will be used to install a 23-tonne weighing arc. This is the first time that the biggest crane in the world will be to build any bridge in the country.
- If the railway believes official that the bridge will be 5 times higher than Delhi’s Qutab Minar. Not only this, it will be higher than Paris’s Eiffel Tower.
- This bridge will link Baramulla with Jammu via Udhampur-Katra-Kazigund. Through this bridge, the route from Baramulla to Jammu can be decided in approximately six and a half hours.
- The task of making this bridge started in 2002 when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was Prime Minister. But in 2008, it was stopped in the work, terming it as unsafe.
- However, in 2010 the bridge work has been started again. This bridge has now been declared a National Project.
- In order to enhance safety and security, the bridge will be made of 63mm thick special blast-proof steel as the Jammu and Kashmir region is prone to frequent terror attacks
- The concrete pillars of the bridge will be designed to withstand explosions and painted with a special corrosion-resistant paint, which lasts for 15 years
- The construction of a road of two hundred kilometres around this bridge is also being done on behalf of the Railways. This road will cost about two thousand crores.
- It will use over 24,000 tonnes of steel and will rise 359 metres above the river bed
- The technique with which this bridge is being built is special in itself. There are only six bridges in this style.