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World's highest railway bridges

Last updated on: July 18, 2011 15:02 IST

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Built in the most difficult terrain, over mountains, gorges and rivers, these amazing bridges are among the world's biggest engineering marvels.

By 2016, India will have the highest railway bridge in the world, over river Chenab, 359 meters above the river bed.

The 1.3-km-long bridge is a part of the 73-km-long Katra-Dharam section of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) project being executed to provide rail connectivity to the Kashmir valley.

Chenab River Railway Bridge

Height: 1,053 feet (321 meters)
Main span length: 1,509 feet (460 meters)
Place: Katra, Jammu-Kashmir

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Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge

Height: 902 feet (275 meters)
Main span length: 771 feet (235 meters)
Place: Liupanshui, Guizhou China

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Mala Rijeka Viaduct

Height: 650 feet (198 meters)
Main span: 495 feet (151 meters)
Place: Podgorica, Montenegro

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Anjikhad Railway Bridge

Height: 610 feet (186 meters)
Main Span: 869 feet (265 meters)
Place: Katra, Jammu-Kashmir, India
To be completed by 2015.

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Qingshuihe River Railway Bridge

Height: 600 feet (183 meters) 
Main Span: 420 feet (128 meters)
Place: Qingshuihezhen, Guizhou  China

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Pit River Bridge
Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Bridge

Height: 500 feet (152 meters )
Main span: 630 feet (192 meters)
Place: Shasta Lake, California

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Caijiagou Railway Viaduct

Height: 495 feet (151 meters)
Main span: 394 feet (120 meters)
Place: Liduzhen, Chongqing, China

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Santa Giustina Railway 1959 Bridge

Height: 475 feet (145 meters)
Main span: 256 feet (78 meters)
Place: Dermulo, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy

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Viaduct 13

Height: 469 feet (143 meters)
Main span: 98 feet (30 meters)
Place: Mu um, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Santa Giustina Railway 1890 Bridge

Height: 460 feet
Height: 140 meters
Main span: 197 feet (60 meters)
Place: Dermulo, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy

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Yesanhe River Railway Bridge

Main height: 459 feet (140 meters)
Main span: 407 feet (124 meters)
Place: Gaopingzhen, Hubei, China

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Dukouhe Railway Bridge

Height: 459 feet 140 meters
Main span: 420 feet 128 meters
Place: Tunbaoxiang, Enshi, China

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

Height: 450 feet 137 meters
Main span: 576 feet 176 meters
Place: Cherokee, California United States

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Viaduct of Fades

Height: 435 feet (133 meters)
Main span: 473 feet (144 meters)
Place: Sauret-Besserve, France

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Metlac Railway Bridge

Height: 295 feet (90 meters)
Main span: 430 feet (131 meters)
Place: Veracruz, Mexico

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