Chenab Bridge – World’s Highest Rail Bridge
The Indian Railways is constructing the world’s highest railway bridge in the challenging terrain of the Himalayas, which is expected to be completed in the coming months. The Chenab Bridge, an engineering marvel, is a part of the strategically important Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah (USBRL) railway link that will connect Jammu & Kashmir to the rest of India.
The Chenab Bridge is 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, making it the world’s highest rail bridge. The 1.3 km long bridge has a design speed of 100 kmph for trains and a lifespan of 120 years.