An arch-shaped steel bridge in the Himalayas will be the world’s highest bridge, stretching 35 metres taller than the Eiffel Tower when construction completes in 2016.

Built over the Chenab River in northern India, the structure’s height will surpass that of the current railway bridge record held by China. That bridge, straddling the Beipanjiang River, is 275 metres in height compared with the expected height of 359 metres Indian engineers are aiming for. “It is an…