Chenab Bridge, the world’s highest possible railway bridge, part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail web link project (USBRL), set a vital building and construction landmark today with conclusion of the steel arc of the famous Chenab Bridge.
This was among the most tough part of the bridge over Chenab. This success is a significant leap in the direction of the conclusion of the 111 k.m. long winding stretch from Katra to Banihal. It is arguably the greatest civil-engineering obstacle faced by any train task in India in current background. The 5.6-metre last item of metal was fitted at the highest point today and also signed up with both arms of the arch that presently stretch in the direction of each other from both the banks of the river.
This completed the form of the arch that will certainly then loom over the treacherous Chenab, streaming some 359 metres below. After conclusion of the arc work, removal of the stay cables, filling up of the concrete in the arc rib, erection of the steel trestle, launching of the viaduct and also track laying work will certainly be taken up.