Monday 15.08.2022

Golden Joint Ceremony of the Chenab Bridge in India

On August 13, the ‘Golden Joint Ceremony’ of the Chenab Bridge in India took place. “This engineering milestone was a sight to behold as it heralded a new chapter in the history of Indian engineering”  said Giridhar Rajagopalan, the Executive Director Technical of Afcons Infrastructure Ltd.

The Chenab Bridge, with a total length of 1315 m, is part of a new railroad line between Katra and Laole at the foot of the Himalayas. It consists of a 530 m long approach bridge with concrete piers and the main bridge, a steel arch bridge. With a main span of 467 m and a height of 359 m above the riverbed, it will be the highest railway bridge in the world and have one of the largest spans of any railroad bridge.

A pristine safety concept guaranteed more than 10 million safe working hours in this challenging project.

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