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Design validation for two major rail bridges


Consultant Scott Wilson India, backed up by Flint & Neill in the UK, is to carry out design validation for two major rail bridges is the high Himalyas between Srinagar in Kashmir and Jammu. The larger bridge, deisgned by Finnish firm Kortes for Indo-Lorean design/build JV contractor Afcon & Ultra is across the Chenab river. It will have a central steel arch of 450m span springing from the rock sides of a steep ravine with a 350m drop to water level; total length is 1.2km. The smaller Angikahd bridge is 280m in its central span. Both bridges are exposed to seismic forces and 155km/h winds.

The 90km Konkan railway will be eventually a double track

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