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CHENAB BRIDGE



  Jun 03, 2024

CHENAB BRIDGE



What is the Chenab Bridge?

The Chenab Bridge is the world’s highest single-arch railway bridge, located over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Who inaugurated the Chenab Bridge?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chenab Bridge.

How tall is the Chenab Bridge?

The bridge stands at a height of 1,178 feet above the riverbed, making it 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower.

What is the cost of the Chenab Bridge?

The construction of the Chenab Bridge cost around Rs 14,000 crore.

What project is the Chenab Bridge a part of?

The bridge is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Railway Link (USBRL) project, which aims to improve connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.

What is the significance of the Chenab Bridge?

The bridge is designed to connect Kashmir to other states under the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiative, enhance connectivity in a complex topography, and support the armed forces and tourism in the region.

What safety tests has the Chenab Bridge passed?

The bridge has passed tests for high-velocity winds, extreme temperatures, earthquake resistance, and hydrological impacts due to water level increases.

What is the shelf life of the Chenab Bridge?

The bridge is expected to have a shelf life of around 120 years.

What are the future plans for the Chenab Bridge?

Once the USBRL project is fully operational, the Vande Bharat Metro train will run between Jammu and Srinagar, improving transportation in the region.

What challenges were faced during the construction of the Chenab Bridge?

The construction of the arch took three years and involved the use of two mammoth cable cranes installed on both banks of the Chenab river.



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