India: the works for the completion of the Anji Khad Bridge are progressing rapidly

A new milestone achieved on the India’s first railway cable-stayed bridge.

The installation of the 96 cables supporting the Anji Khad Bridge has been completed after just 11 months.

The work is part of the larger and more impressive construction project for the new Udhampur-Baramulla railway line in the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

The Anji Khad was designed by Italferr, the engineering company of the FS Group Infrastructure Hub, to pass over the deep gorge where the Anji River flows and connect the cities of Katra and Reasi. The complexity of the territory has led to a solution that sees the construction of a work with an asymmetrical layout and a single tower placed on the more accessible side. It is the first cable stayed bridge for Indian Railways.

An important achievement, recognized by the Indian Minister of Railways Darshana Jardosh, for one of the most significant infrastructures of the entire railway line, which will cross the North-Western region of India, along the slopes of Kashmir up to the border with Pakistan.