Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridge which is expected to be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel Tower when completed. The bridge is 1,315 meters long, 359 meters high, and will be the tallest railway bridge in the world.
The world's highest railway bridge is being constructed by Indian engineers over the Chenab River to link sections of the spectacular mountainous region of India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state.
The work on the bridge began in 2002 but the construction activities were stalled due to safety reasons. However, the work re-started again in 2008 once problems like dealing with the areas strong winds were addressed.
To avoid accidents in the slope stabilization under the complex situation, it’s necessary to ensure the safety of workers as well as the quality of the construction. Anchor bolt(Perno de anclaje
) is a safe, effective and economic anchoring system, especially designed for many complex soil conditions, such as weak rocks, loose soil, weathered layer and sand with stone layer. Compared to the traditional method, the unconsolidated ground condition is more appropriate and effective to install anchor bolts. For simultaneously drilling, grouting and anchoring, anchor bolts(pernos de anclaje
) are usually performed in cases where the ground needs to be further improved or stabilized during installation.
The Chenab Bridge is expected to be ready by 2016. Whenever the Chenab Railway Bridge is finally completed, it will be more than just another bridge but a prestigious symbol of how far India and its railway engineers have come since the country’s first mile of railway track became operational more than 150 years ago.