Important Bridges in India – Download PDF
A bridge is a structure designed to cross physical barriers such as a body of water, valley, or road without blocking the way beneath, in order to provide passage over the barrier. India is well known as the land of rivers, and in order to overcome the challenges posed by the rivers, several bridges have been built. Some are railways, others are rail-roads, and all are the work of Indian engineers. India has some of the country’s best above-water bridge structures, as well as a remarkable list of railway bridges. Bridges are seen as an essential component of a country’s infrastructure. When they join two positions that balance each other economically, it raises the cash flow.
List of Longest Bridges in India
|1||Dhola Sadiya bridge – Bhupen Hazarika Setu||9.15 Km||2017||Road||Assam and Arunachal Pradesh||Lohit River, Tinsukia, Assam|
|2||Dibang River Bridge – Sisseri River Bridge||6.2 Km||2018||Road||Arunachal Pradesh||Dibang River|
|3||Mahatma Gandhi Setu||5.75 Km||1982||Road||South Patna to Hajipur||Ganga, Patna, Bihar|
|4||Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL)||5.57 Km||2009||Road||Bandra to Worli (South Mumbai)||Mahim Bay, Mumbai|
|5||Bogibeel Bridge||4.94 Km||2018||Rail cum road||Dhemaji to Dibrugarh||Brahmaputra River, Assam|
|6||Vikramshila Setu||4.70 Km||2001||Road||Bhagalpur to Naugachia||Ganga, Bhagalpur, Bihar|
|7||Vembanad Rail Bridge||4.62 Km||2011||Rail-cum-road||Edappally to Vallarpadam||Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala|
|8||Digha–Sonpur Bridge||4.55 Km||2016||Rail-cum-Road||Digha, Patna to Sonpur, Saran||Ganga, Patna, Bihar|
|9||Arrah–Chhapra Bridge||4.35 Km||2017||Road||Arrah to Chhapra||Ganga, Saran, Bihar|
|10||Godavari Bridge||4.13 Km||2015||Rail cum Road||Kovvur to Rajahmundry||Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh|
|11||Munger Ganga Bridge, Bihar||3.75 Km||2020||Rail cum Road||Munger to Jamalpur||Ganga River|
|12||Chahlari Ghat Bridge, Uttar Pradesh||3.25 Km||2017||Road||Bahraich to Sitapur||Ghagra River|
|13||Jawahar Setu, Bihar||3.06 Km||1965||Road||Dehri – Son nagar||Son River|
|14||Nehru Setu, Bihar||3.05 Km||1900||Rail||Dehri – Son nagar||Son River|
|15||Koila Bhomora Setu, Assam||3.01 Km||1987||Road||Tezpur to Kaliabor||Brahmaputra River, Assam|
|16||Korthi-Kolhar Bridge||3.00 Km||2006||Road||Karnataka||Krishna River|
|17||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu||2.88 Km||2017||Road||Odisha||Kathajodi River|
|18||Godavari Bridge||2.79 Km||1974||Rail-cum-road||Andhra Pradesh||Godavari River|
|19||Old Godavari Bridge
|2.75 Km||1900||Rail||Andhra Pradesh||Godavari River|
|20||Godavari Arch Bridge||2.74 Km||1997/2003||Rail||Andhra Pradesh||Godavari River|
|21||Penumudi–Puligadda Bridge||2.59 Km||2006||Road||Andhra Pradesh||Krishna River|
|22||Badaun-Ganjdundwara Bridge||2.33 Km||2012||Road||Uttar Pradesh||Ganges River|
|23||Pamban Bridge||2.30 Km||1988||Road||Tamil Nadu||Palk Strait|
|24||Naranarayan Setu||2.28 Km||1998||Rail-cum-road||Assam||Brahmaputra River|
|25||Farakka Barrage||2.27 Km||1975||Rail-cum-road||West Bengal||Ganges River|
|26||Kanaka Durga Varadhi||2.20 Km||1995||Road||Andhra Pradesh||Krishna River|
|27||Mahanadi Rail Bridge||2.10 Km||1902||Rail||Odisha||Mahanadi River|
|28||Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge||2.10 Km||2008||Rail||Odisha||Mahanadi River|
|29||Pamban Bridge||2.06 Km||1913||Rail||Tamil Nadu||Palk Strait|
|30||Sharavathi Bridge||2.06 Km||1994||Rail||Karnataka||Sharavathi River|
|31||Kosi Maha Setu||2.06 Km||2013||Rail||Bihar||Kosi River|
|32||Rajendra Setu||2.02 Km||1959||Rail-cum-road||Bihar||Ganges River|
|33||Daraganj Bridge||2.00 Km||1920||Rail||Uttar Pradesh||Ganges River|
List of Important Bridges in India:-
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India’s Longest Bridge: Dhola Sadiya Bridge: 9.15 Km, Assam
Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also known as the Dhola Sadiya Bridge, crosses the Dhola Sadiya River. The Dhola Sadiya Bridge, which crosses the mighty Brahmaputra, is India’s longest above-water bridge. Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 9.15-kilometre-long bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It reduces the distance between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 kilometres & and cut down the travel time by 5 hours.
Dibang River Bridge: 6.2 Km, Arunachal Pradesh
The Sikang Bridge is also known as the Dibang River. The Dibang River Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh is the second-longest road bridge in India, after the Bhupen Hazarika Setu and before the Mahatma Gandhi Setu. It is 6.2 kilometres long. It is a crucial bridge for strategic reasons, as it allows the Indian Army to cross the Chinese borders in less time.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu: 5.6 Km, Bihar
The Mahatma Gandhi Setu was India’s third-longest river bridge, crossing the Ganges from Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north. It is a 5750-meters-long river bridge and one of the state’s leading tourism attractions. It was inaugurated in 1982 by then-Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Before the Dibang Bridge was built, it was the longest bridge in the world.
Bandra Worli Sea Link: 5.57 Km, Maharashtra
Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is another name for Bandra Worli Sea Link. is India’s fourth-longest bridge above the water. It is a work of art created in India. The Bandra Worli Sea Connection is a bridge that connects Bandra in Mumbai’s Western Suburbs to Worli in South Mumbai. It is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-tensioned reinforced steel viaducts on both sides. The planned Western Freeway includes the 5.57-miles-long bridge.
Bogibeel Bridge: 4.94 Km, Assam
Bogibeel bridge is a road & rail bridge that spans the Brahmaputra River between the Assam districts of Dhemaji and Dibrugarh. Bogibeel river bridge is India’s longest rail-road-bridge, spanning 4.94 kilometres. Since it is located in an earthquake-prone location, India’s first bridge has completely welded steel-concrete support beams that can withstand earthquakes with Richter scale magnitudes of up to 7. It is Asia’s second-longest rail-to-road bridge, with a service life of approximately 120 years.
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