The world's highest railway bridge is being constructed in India over the Chenab River, to link sections of the mountainous regions within the country's northern Jammu and Kashmir state. Expected to be completed in 2016, it is likely to be 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower.

The bridge will connect Baramulla to Jammu in the Himalayan state with a travel time of six-and-a-half hours, almost half the time it currently takes.

Work on the bridge started in 2002 but safety and feasibility concerns, including the area's strong winds, saw the project halted in 2008 before being green-lighted again two years later.

The estimated cost of the project, which is being handled by Konkan railway corporation, a subsidiary of state-owned Indian railways, is $92 million.

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Indian labourers work at the site of the under-construction world's highest railway bridge over the Chenab river in KauriPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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Trucks are pictured at the site of the under-construction world's highest railway bridgePRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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The bridge will connect Baramulla to Jammu in the Himalayan statePRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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A general view of the site of the under-constructionPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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A truck comes out of a tunnel near the sitePRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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Indian engineers are toiling in the Himalayas to build the world's highest railway bridgePRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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A view of the construction areaPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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The bridge is expected to be 359 metres (1,177 feet) high when completedPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images
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A digger at the site in the HimalayasPRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images