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Indian Railways on Monday accomplished the arch closure of the enduring Chenab Bridge, the world’s highest railway bridge and part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail hyperlink mission.

In an announcement, the Railway Ministry stated that this was one of the crucial tough components of the bridge over the Chenab and this achievement is a serious leap in the direction of the completion of the 111-km-long winding stretch from Katra to Banihal.

“It’s arguably the largest civil engineering problem confronted by any railway mission in India in current historical past. The 5.6-metre final piece of metallic was fitted on the highest level right this moment and joined the 2 arms of the arch that presently stretch in the direction of one another from each the banks of the river,” the assertion stated.

This accomplished the form of the arch that can then loom over the treacherous Chenab, flowing some 359 metres under.

“After completion of the arch work, removing of the keep cables, filling of the concrete within the arch rib, erection of the metal trestle, launching of the viaduct and observe laying work shall be taken up,” the assertion stated.

The completion of the historic arch work was additionally seen by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Railway Board Chairman and CEO Suneet Sharma and Common Supervisor, Northern Railway, Ashutosh Gangal, via video conferencing.

“This bridge is 1,315 metres lengthy and the best railway bridge on the planet is 359 metres above the river mattress degree. It is going to be 35 meters increased than the enduring Eiffel Tower in Paris,” the Ministry stated.



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