Chenab Railway Bridge: World's highest Railway Bridge | UPSC

Chenab Railway Bridge, the ‘world’s highest railway bridge’, built at a height of 359 metres over the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, witnessed the maiden run of a track-mounted trolley recently.

Chenab Railway Bridge is an arch bridge and not a a cable-stayed bridge like Anji Khad bridge on Anji river.

The ₹1,486-crore Chenab railway bridge is part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project, which will connect the Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country.

The project was declared as a national project in the year 2002.

While the project is being touted as the world’s highest rail bridge by India, it may lose the title to China, which is constructing the Daduhe railway bridge in Ludig along the Sichuan-Tibet Railway at a height of 380 m.