The Chenab Bridge is an Indian railway steel and concrete arch
bridge under construction between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu
and Kashmir in India. When completed, the bridge will span the Chenab River at
a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river, making it the world's
highest rail bridge. The height of Eiffel Tower in Paris is 324 metres.
CAD simulation created for the prestigious Chenab
Railway Bridge project.
Calling it an infrastructural marvel, Union Railways
Minister Goyal shared a photo of the highest railway bridge in the world. The
arched structure will connect Baramulla to Jammu via Udhampur, Katra and
Qazigund with a travel time of six and a half hours. For the first time,
self-compacting concrete is being utilized for filling steel boxes as well as
for ends of plate girders. The steel plates for the project have been procured
from the Bhilai plant of the Steel Authority of India. Chenab bridge set to be
completed by Dec 2021.
WSP used BIM to design the tallest and longest-spanning arch
railway bridge in the world. It contains approximately 25,000 tons of steel. Built
in an earthquake prone Seismic Zone IV, seismic analysis has also been carried
out by various IITs. Reportedly, the bridge will be able to withstand
earthquake forces up to Seismic Zone V. AECOM is proof checking the design and
drawings as well as providing supervision and technical guidance at site for
design and construction.
It is being said that the PMO and Railway Board directly
monitor the work progress of the project every day through “electronic eyes”.
Even if the CCTVs go off for a minute, Konkan Railways gets a call from the
PMO. Being declared as a national project, the project has been fully funded by
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