The Ministry of Railways, GOI, wrote on social media, “Inch by inch, traversed the enormous Chenab!” This social media post was about the impressive building in Jammu and Kashmir that is now known as the Chenab Bridge.
The Indian Railways has completed 170 years of operation and has amassed a number of noteworthy achievements.
One of the most impressive is unquestionably the Chenab Bridge. The Ministry of Railways’ social media post demonstrates how much the project has changed since its inception in 2003 up till the present day.
By 2024, the Chenab Bridge, with a lifespan of 120 years, is expected to be in use. It is currently the tallest rail bridge in the entire globe!
The world’s tallest rail bridge’s construction was anything but easy. The bridge, which spans the Chenab River at a height of 359 metres (1,178 ft), was built as part of the Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla rail link project. The bridge, which has a length of 1,315 metres (4,314 feet), was built to endure significant earthquake activity, extremely high temperatures, and powerful winds.
Due to the region’s tough topography and weather, building the Chenab Bridge was a difficult task. However, the bridge has now been successfully built using cutting-edge engineering and construction methods, and