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Monday, June 12, 2017
Railway Bridge on Jammu &Kashmir's Chenab River to be Higher Than the Eiffel Tower
The world's highest railway bridge that will soar 359 metres above the bed of river Chenab in Jammu and Kashmir will also be 30 metres higher than the iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris, PTI reported.
The bridge on the Katra-Banihal railway line at village Kauri in Reasi district is likely to be completed by June 2019 as more than 66 percent work has been finished.
The 1.3-km-long bridge is being constructed at a cost of Rs 1,250 crore, Konkan Railway chief engineer RK Singh said on Monday June 12,2017
The bridge under construction can withstand winds up to 260 kmph and its lifespan will be 120 years.
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