Chenab Railway Bridge Can Withstand Earthquakes, Blasts: Railway Official

Chenab Railway Bridge Can Withstand Earthquakes, Blasts: Railway Official

The world’s tallest bridge over the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, currently under-construction, will be able to withstand up to 8 magnitude earthquakes and high-intensity blasts, according to railway officials.

The arch bridge, a part of an ambitious railway project connecting Kashmir to the rest of the country, will have a “security setup” against possible terror threats and quakes, the officials said.

The work on the Rs. 1,250-crore bridge, which will be 359 metres above the Chenab river bed and stand 35 metres taller than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, will be completed by May 2019. Read More…

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