All 96 cables on the first cable-stayed bridge in India, the Anji Khad bridge, have been fully installed in a record time of 11 months.
About Anji Khad Bridge:
- It is an under-construction rail bridge in Jammu & Kashmir on the Indian Railways Jammu – Baramulla rail line.
- It will connect the Union Territory of Kashmir with the rest of the country by train.
- It is constructed over the Anji River, a tributary of the Chenab River between Katra and Reasi.
- Anji Khad Bridge will be the first cable-stayed railway bridge in the country.
- It is an asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge balanced on the axis of a central pylon.
- The total length of the structure is 473.25 metres.
- It stands at a height of 331 meters above the river bed.
- The bridge has a single-line railway track and a 3.75-metre-wide service road.
- The project is being executed by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) and Hindustan Construction Company.
Q1) What are cable-stayed bridges?
Cable-stayed bridges have a unique design that consists of a tall tower and a deck supported by cables attached directly to the tower. The bridge deck is supported by several cables, each connected at one end to the tower and the other end to the deck.