Reasi Bridge: Spectacular Station-on-Bridge on Katra-Banihal Section Taking Shape

A new station with a rare and spectacular view will soon be part of the Indian Railways network.

Girder launching work has begun on the Reasi bridge. The 490 metre long, 105 metre high bridge is part of the work underway on the Katra-Banihal section of the Jammu-Baramulla railway line project.

Bridge number 39 has 8 spans. 64 metres of launching using state of the art technology has been achieved so far. Work on the bridge will be completed by June 2021, says a statement by Northern Railway.

The bridge also special because it will hold the Reasi station yard with its two lines and two platforms on it.

General Manager, Northern Railway, Rajiv Chaudhry said that Reasi yard station is an engineering marvel with high, rectangular, tapered hollow piers, spanning about 490 metres and Reasi station yard located over it.

About 7,000 tons of reinforcement steel and 6,700 tons of structural steel has been used for the bridge.

The Jammu-Katra-Banihal-Baramulla Railway Line Project

Of the 326 km Jammu – Baramulla railway line project, work has been completed in 215 km, with trains operating on the route. Work on the complex Katra-Banihal section (111 km) is in progress.

Construction of a large number of Tunnels and Bridges on this stretch in highly rugged and mountainous terrain is most difficult due to Himalayan geology, explained, GM, Northern Railways.

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