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Watch: Workers hoist national flag on world’s highest arch bridge

With a height of 359 metre, the Chenab bridge is 30 metre higher than Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Chenab bridge, chenab bridge golden joint, world’s largest arch bridge chenab bridge, chenab bridge jammu and kashmir celebrations, Indian expressChenab bridge is built across a deep gorge of the Chenab River between the Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ‘golden joint’ connecting the two halves of the Chenab bridge was finally completed Saturday. As per the authorities, the ‘golden joint’ (a name given by engineers working on the project) was an important step toward the completion of the ambitious Chenab bridge project.

The Ministry of Railways shared a video that encapsulated the celebrations that took place on the bridge after the ‘golden joint’ work was completed.

In the video, workers can be seen bursting crackers and waving the national flag on top of the bridge. The video tweeted by the railway ministry has gathered over three lakh views and more than 12,000 likes.

Commenting on the video, a Twitter user wrote, “God bless the Team of Railway and other agencies who have made it possible. Congratulations to everyone. This is true #MakeInIndia in #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.”

Another person remarked, “Proud moment. This can be made as tourist destination as well. Please make one station and other amenities near it. It can surely create jobs for local people.”

With a height of 359 metres, the Chenab bridge is 30 metres higher than the Eiffel Tower in Paris, making it the world’s highest arch bridge. It is built across a deep gorge of the Chenab river between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Appreciating the complex technology and laborious construction work employed to make the bridge, a Twitter user wrote, “An engineering marvel. Will be an example and case study for future engineers to think of impossible solutions.”

First published on: 14-08-2022 at 06:38:45 pm
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