The development of the arch of the world’s highest railway bridge above the mattress of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir was accomplished on Monday. The 1.Three-kilometer-long-bridge goals to spice up connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. It’s being constructed at a price of Rs 1,486 crore as a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Hyperlink (USBRL) challenge.
The bridge that soars 359 meters above Chenab river, is 35-meter greater than the Eiffel Tower in Paris. It’s anticipated to be accomplished inside a 12 months.
The Railway Ministry stated the 5.6-meter final piece of steel (closure phase) was fitted on the highest level of the arch on Monday. It joined the 2 arms of the arch that at the moment stretch in direction of one another from each banks of the Chenab.
The delicate ‘Tekla’ software program has been used for structural detailing and the structural metal is appropriate for -10 levels Celsius to 40 levels Celsius.
Northern Railway Normal Supervisor Ashutosh Gangal stated the development of the bridge includes fabrication of 28,660 metric tonnes of metal, 10 lakh cubic metres earthwork and 66,000 cubic metres of concrete. He stated the general weight of the arch is 10,619 metric tonnes and “the erection of members of the arch by overhead cable cranes was achieved for the primary time by the Indian Railways”.