Stunning photos of ‘engineering marvel’ Chenab Bridge go viral

Standing tall against the picturesque mountains, the structure was photographed with white voluminous clouds looming over the Chenab, flowing some 359 metres below the bridge

Photos of the world’s highest railway bridge, being built across a deep gorge of the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir, has been stunning people online.

Sharing the progress of the arch bridge in the making — started in 2002 — Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw tweeted its photo

“The world’s highest arch Chenab Bridge over the clouds,” Vaishnaw tweeted about the structure, which can withstand wind speeds of over 266 kmph.

The railway bridge, which is 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower and being constructed between the Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district.

The bridge forms the crucial link in the 111-km stretch between Katra and Banihal—part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section of the Kashmir Railway project

Chenab rail bridge is often dubbed as the biggest civil-engineering initiative taken up by Indian Railways.