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article imageIndia works on a railway bridge taller than the Eiffel Tower

By Walter McDaniel     Jul 11, 2014 in World
If the project is successful it will be, by far, the tallest railway bridge ever created. Trains are vital to the economy of India so it makes logical sense that they would begin work on a massive project such as this.
The project is already being worked on and is slated to be finished by 2016. If everything goes according to plan it will be 35 meters taller than the Eiffel tower. The project is meant to connect Baramulla to the rest of their people in Jammu and Kashmir. It would cut down travel time to six-and-a-half hours when it normally takes around 12.
To give you some idea of what this means, the Eiffel Tower is 324 meters (1,063 ft) at the top. This is going to dwarf even that at its top. Suspending anything at such a height has many problems including weather and seismic anomalies. If this project works they will have created a new landmark in the history of architecture.
As of now it is confirmed that the construction is going along. What form the final installation will take can only be gathered from their previous projects, one of which is shown in the attached picture. The news comes from NDTV where an unnamed source, who claims to work on the project, calls their work an "engineering marvel," but safety is of course a concern. If the bridge is stable it will incredibly improve the efficiency of India's transport operations and will gather international fame for the local area.
This is far from the only advancement India is setting up within their country. They are also planning to expand the railway system in many other ways and even have bullet trains. Additional funding from the government is driving this progress.
Trains are a part of economies all over the world today and were essential in our history as well. It's impossible to look at any first-world nation today and not find a point in history where their progress was driven by railroads. India's own progress continues and has been so significant that some successful manufacturers are moving into the European market.
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