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World's highest single-arch rail bridge over Chenab completed

The world’s highest rail bridge over the Chenab river in the Kouri area of Reasi district in the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir achieved another milestone when the overarch deck of the bridge was completed with a golden joint.

The golden joint is the last joint of the bridge deck, which connects both side of deck at the arch to make it into a continuous structure.
The golden joint is the last joint of the bridge deck, which connects both side of deck at the arch to make it into a continuous structure. Photo courtesy: Indian Railways

Launching of 785 m deck over the Chenab arch bridge was carried out by joining prefabricated portions and then launching them from both ends", the railways sain in a statement.

The golden joint is the last joint of the bridge deck, which connects both sides of the deck at the arch to make it into a continuous structure. After aligning the two sections of the bridge in place, it will be fastened by means of high-strength friction grip (HSFG) bolts.

Photo courtesy: Indian Railways
The bridge has a total length of 1315 m and is 359 m above the river bed. Photo courtesy: Indian Railways

“Indian Railways has undertaken a project to connect the Kashmir valley to the rest of India through a rail link. A construction marvel in the tough Himalayan terrain the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) will provide all-weather connectivity to the people of J&K”, the statement added.

 The bridge has a total length of 1315m and is 359 m above the river bed.

After aligning the two sections of the bridge in place, it will be fastened by means of high strength friction grip (HSFG) bolts.
After aligning the two sections of the bridge in place, it will be fastened by means of high strength friction grip (HSFG) bolts. Photo courtesy: Indian Railways

“It was significant due to the fact that Arch erection was taken up from both Jammu and Srinagar ends of the Bridge and precision matching in the centre had to be achieved,” the statement said.

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