The highest railway bridge in the world, which will link Katra and Banihal and span the Chenab River at a height of 359 meters, is under construction in Jammu and Kashmir as a part of the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link project. ANI reported that a test run was conducted on the bridge on March 21. Against this backdrop, several social media users have shared a video claiming it shows the test run of a train conducted on the bridge.

Former BJP MLA R P Singh, who is the party’s national spokesperson, shared the video. The tweet has over 17,000 views at the moment.

Kamran Ali Mir, a Twitter Blue subscriber, shared this video with exactly the same caption. His tweet has received over 70,000 views at the time of the writing of this article.

Boora Narsaiah Goud, former BJP MP from Telangana, shared this video.

Industrialist Anand Mahindra quote-tweeted a tweet carrying the video and the above-mentioned caption. He later deleted the tweet. here is a screenshot:


The video was also shared on Facebook multiple times.

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Fact Check

When we broke down the viral video into key frames using InVid and reverse-searched one of those frames, we were led to a website called The bridge shown in the video is not the Chenab bridge from J&K. It is a bridge in China called Beipanjiang Railway Bridge, Shuibai. It is located southwest of the city of Liupanshui near the north end of China’s Guizhou province on the Shuibai Railway.

The viral video was shared on Facebook by a user named Adnan on June 27, 2022. It has a caption that says ‘Beipan River Bridge Guizhou’. Therefore, it can not be of the Chenab bridge trial run.

Beipan River Bridge 🇨🇳 Guizhou

Posted by Andan on Monday, 27 June 2022

Then, by performing a keyword search on Twitter, Alt News came across a tweet from the official handle of Northern Railways, posting pictures about the newly inaugurated Chenab Railway bridge. The picture of the bridge and the topography in this tweet do not match the same in the viral video.

Readers can see the differences in the side-by-side comparison below:

Therefore, the video making rounds on social media claiming to be of the Chenab Railway Bridge from Jammu and Kashmir is actually a video of a bridge in China called Beipanjiang Railway Bridge Shuibai.

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