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India Building World’s Highest Railway Bridge

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India Building World's Highest Railway BridgeWorld’s tallest railway bridge construction work started near Noney in Manipur, India.  Northeast Frontier Railway Construction Organisation (NFRCO) will be administering the whole project.

The bridge which is expected to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed by 2016.

The bridge is expected to be 359 metres (1,177 feet) high when completed — surpassing the world’s current tallest railway bridge over the Beipanjiang River in China’s Guizhou province, which stands at 275 metres high.

The Jiribam – Tupul – Imphal rail line will see construction of about 46 tunnels with total 54.5 Km length.

The first phase of project to build 84 Kms railway line from Jiribam from Tupul, is scheduled for completion by March 2016.

Jiribam, a small town of Manipur, is located at 37 metres above Mean Sea Level while Imphal is situated at 780 meters above Mean Seal level.

The railway bridge on River Chenab on Jammu-Kashmir rail line which is under construction has a gorge of about 360 meter deep from rail level to river bed. It is considered the highest railway bridge of World.

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