India’s Tallest Rail Bridge FLYING Trains? Konkan Railway
Can Trains fly ? Obviously they cannot but this video can give you some breathtaking visual as if a train is flying at 64 above the ground.This is presently the tallest functioning Railway Bridge in India owned by Konkan Railway Corporation limited ( KRCL) built across the Panval River in Ratnagiri Maharashtra.
Thew Panval nadhi Viaduct is at present Asia’s third highest Viaduct and was constructed by Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) in 1994. It was made by one of its kind Slip Technology which was used in India for the first time.The bridge is 64 m tall and 424 m long. The bridge superstructure is a single-cell continuous prestressed concrete box girder with nine intermediate 40m spans and two end spans of 30m each.
The substructure consists of hollow octagonal reinforced concrete piers resting on open foundations.The tallest of the piers is about 64m above bed level. This makes Panval Nadi Viaduct the second tallest bridge in Asia. The abutments are spill through.
The Chenab Bridge is a railway steel and concrete arch bridge under construction between Bakkal and Kauri in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir in India. When finished, the bridge will span the Chenab River at a height of 359 m (1,178 ft) above the river, making it the world’s highest rail bridge.
In 1995, this bridge received the Most Outstanding Concrete Structure in India Award from the American Concrete Institute (Maharashtra India Chapter) and also an award from the Indian Institute of Bridge Engineers.
Trains Captured :
11086 MADGAON – MUMBA LTT. ~ DOUBLE DECKER EXPRESS.
KALYAN (KYN) WDP3A
12051 MUMBAI DADAR – MADGAON ~JANSHATABDI EXPRESS.
GOLDEN ROCK (GOC) WDP4B
22120 KARMALI – MUMBAI ~TEJAS EXPRESS.
KALYAN (KYN) WDP3A.
12432 HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN -TRIVANDRUM ~ RAJDHANI EXPRESS.
GOLDEN ROCK (GOC) WDP3A.
50106 SAWANTWADI – DIVA PASSENGER.
ERODE WDP4D KALYAN WDG3A.
Location : Panval Viaduct
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