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Anji Khad Bridge: Indian Railways’ First Cable Stayed Rail Bridge

With total length of 473.25 meters, the Anji Khad Bridge has support of 96 cables and is designed to handle heavy storms of strong winds due to the high altitude.

December 23, 2020

Anji Khad Bridge
Anji Khad Bridge

An engineering marvel and the country’s first cable-stayed railway bridge — Anji Khad Bridge is a part of the Indian Railway’s ambitious Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project.

The Anji Khad Bridge has a single pylon, standing at a height of 331 meters above the river bed. The total length of the Anji Khad Bridge is 473.25 meters. The length of the viaduct is 120 meters and the central embankment has a length of 94.25 meters. It has support of 96 cables. The Anji Khad Bridge has been designed to handle heavy storms of strong winds. The geology of the location is very complex, making it impossible for an arch bridge to be constructed.

Since the pylon had to be constructed in a vertical slope using micropiles of 40 meter depth all around the circumference of 20 meter well foundation.

The bridge is being developed by the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL). Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had earlier said that the ambitious railway infrastructure project is being constructed with superior technological methods.

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