World’s Highest Rail Bridge Underway in Kashmir

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After a series of delays, India has restarted construction on the world’s highest railway bridge in Kashmir.

1.3: The length of the bridge in kilometers

2: The number of Central Reserve Police Force battalions deployed to guard the bridge’s construction

66: The percentage of bridge construction that has been completed to date

80: The percentage of the adjoining railway line that will pass through tunnels given the mountainous terrain

260: The maximum kilometer-per-hour wind speed the bridge is being built to withstand

359: The height of the bridge in meters

1,600: The number of workers and engineers constructing the project

2019: The year the bridge’s construction is expected to be completed

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