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World's 30 highest railway bridges

Last updated on: February 13, 2013 14:22 IST

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India will have the highest railway bridge in the world by 2016, over the river Chenab.

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.

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Chenab River Railway Bridge
Height: 1,053 feet
Main span length: 1,509 feet
Place: Katra, Jammu-Kashmir, India

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Image: Chenab River Railway Bridge.
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Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge

Height: 902 feet

Main span length: 771 feet

Place: Guizhou, China

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Image: Beipanjiang River Railway Bridge.
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Mala Rijeka Viaduct

Height: 650 feet

Main span length: 495 feet

Place: Podgorica, Montenegro

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Image: Mala Rijeka Viaduct.
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Anjikhad Railway Bridge

Height: 610 feet

Main span length: 869 feet

Place: Katra, Jammu-Kashmir
(To be completed by 2015)

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Qingshuihe River Railway Bridge

Height: 600 feet

Main span length: 420 feet

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Image: Qingshuihe River Railway Bridge.
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Pit River Bridge
Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Bridge

Height: 500 feet

Main span length: 630 feet

Place: Shasta Lake, California, United States

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Image: Pit River Bridge.
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Caijiagou Railway Viaduct

Height: 495 feet

Main span length: 394 feet

Place: Liduzhen, Chongqing      China

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Image: Caijiagou Railway Viaduct.
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Santa Giustina Railway 1959 Bridge

Height:
 475 feet

Main span:
 256 feet

Place
: Dermulo, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy

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Image: Santa Giustina Railway Bridge.
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Viaduct 13

Height: 469 feet

Main span: 98 feet
 

Place:
 Mu um, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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Image: Viaduct 13.
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Santa Giustina Railway 1890 Bridge

Height: 460 feet

Main span: 197 feet

Place: Dermulo, Trentino-Alto-Adige, Italy

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Yesanhe River Railway Bridge

Main height: 459 feet

Main span: 407 feet

Place
: Gaopingzhen, Hubei, China

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Dukouhe Railway Bridge

Height: 459 feet

Main span
: 420 feet

Place:
 Tunbaoxiang, Enshi, China

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West Branch Feather River Bridge

Height: 450 feet

Main span: 576 feet

Place
: Cherokee, California United States

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Viaduct of Fades

Height: 435 feet

Main span
: 473 feet

Place
: Sauret-Besserve, France

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Metlac Railway Bridge

Height: 295 feet

Main span: 430 feet

Place
: Veracruz, Mexico

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Image: Metlac Railway Bridge.
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Victoria Falls Bridge

Height: 420 feet

Main span length: 513 feet

Place: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe


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Qinghegou Railway Bridge

Height: 413 feet

Main span length: 472 feet

Place: Wubu, Shaanxi   China

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Image: Qinghegou Railway Bridge.
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Mashuihe River Railway Bridge

Height: 410 feet

Main span length: 383 feet

Place: Enshi, Hubei, China

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Image: Mashuihe River Railway Bridge.
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Garabit Viaduct

Height: 407 feet

Main span length: 540 feet

Place: St. Flour, Auvergne, France

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Big Nurnus Bridge

Height: 397 feet

Main span length: 525 feet

Place: Yerevan, Armenia

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Pfaffenberg-Zwenberg Bridge

Height: 394 feet

Main span length: 656 feet

Place: Karnten, Austria

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Longwangmiao Railway Bridge

Height: 394 feet

Main span length: 381 feet

Place: Sanlixiang, Hubei, China

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Huatupo Bridge

Height: 394 feet

Main span length: 341 feet

Place: Zhaotong, Yunnan, China

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Luobuxi Railway Bridge

Height: 394 feet

Main span length: 584 feet

Place: Tuchengxiang, Hubei, China

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Image: Luobuxi Railway Bridge.
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Lizigou Railway Bridge

Height: 394 feet

Main span length: 420 feet

Place: Guanfenghaizhen, Guizhou, China

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Image: Lizigou Railway Bridge.
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Ghotour Bridge

Height: 390 feet

Main span length: 732 feet

Place: Khoy, West Azarbaijian, Iran

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Image: Ghotour Bridge.
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Ulla Viaduct

Height: 384 feet

Main span length: 551 feet

Place: Ponte Ulla, Galicia, Spain

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Image: Ulla Viaduct.
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Viaur Railway Bridge

Height: 383 feet

Main span length: 721 feet

Place: Tanus, Tarn, France

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Image: Viaur Railway Bridge.
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High Steel Bridge

Height: 365 feet

Main span length: 366 feet

Place: Shelton, Washington, United States

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Niujiaoping Railway Bridge

Height: 364 feet

Main span length: 630 feet

Place: Ziyang, Shaanxi, China



Image: Niujiaoping Railway Bridge.
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