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Background informationProject Created: July 24, 2017

Project Name: Chenab River Rail Bridge
Year in Operation: 2019
Sector: Transportation
Subsector: Rail, Bridge
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: One of the key components of a new railway line across the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir between the towns of Udhampur near Jammu and Baramulla on the northwestern edge of the Kashmir Valley. The Chenab Bridge is designed as a large span single arch steel bridge with approach viaducts on either side. The bridge is 1178 feet high (the tallest RR bridge in the world), 4314 feet long, with a long span of 1532 feet. The line includes numerous tunnels and bridges in rugged mountain terrain, and difficult geology.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Design Build
Is the project still active: Yes
Comments: Project was halted in 2009, and then resumed.

Project Locations

Address: 33°9′3″N 74°52′59″E
City: Dharot 182313
Country: India, Republic of

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From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Major Participants in the project: Amberg Engineering was appointed to carry out review work of the alignments. Konkan Railway Corporation is executing the project. Design and   Related Articles » The 1,315m-long bridge is being built at a height of 359m. Design and construction of the bridge was originally awarded in 2004 to a joint venture of Afcons Infrastructure, Ultra Construction & Engineering Company of South Korea and VSL India in 2004. Finland-based WSP Group and Germany-based Leonhardt Andra and Partners are the consultants for the project. AECOM is checking engineer.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for both initial design and construction with a single entity. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes

Procurement Approach

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Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: November 30, -0001
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< $200 Million US
< $200 Million US


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