Bridges in India
A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. India is well known for its rivers and huge railway network. We have constructed lots of bridges in different areas to tackle all the obstacles laid down by rivers.
There are different kind of bridges which are constructed on roads, railway lines, rail-cum-road.
India has some of the world’s best bridge structures which are examples of best engineering work in the world.
The bridges are considered as the critical component of a nation’s infrastructure using them a nation can increase the cash flow between different locations and can develop the economical environment for increasing business.
Top 10 Longest Bridge in India
|S.No.||Name||Distance||Opened||Type||Connecting||River & Place|
|1||Dhola Sadiya Bridge (Bhupen Hazarika Setu)||9.15 Km||2017||Road||Assam and Arunachal Pradesh||Lohit River, Tinsukia, Assam|
|2||Dibang 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|
|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-|
|Edappally to Vallarpadam||Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala|
|8||Digha–Sonpur Bridge||4.55 Km||2016||Rail-|
|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|
|Kovvur to Rajahmundry||Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh|
Bridges in India (Short Summery)
Dhola Sadiya Bridge: 9.15 Km, Assam
Dhola Sadiya bridge also known as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu.
Dhola Sadiya Bridge is over the Brahmaputra river is the India’s longest bridge.
The length of this bridge is 9.15 km.
This bridge connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
It reduce the distance between the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 Km and saves the travel time by 5 hours.
Dibang River Bridge : 6.2 Km, Arunachal Pradesh
Dibang River bridge is also known as the Sikang Bridge.
Dibang River Bridge is constructed across Dibang river in Arunachal Pradesh.
And it is the 2nd longest road bridge in India, after Bhupen Hazarika Setu and followed by Mahatma Gandhi Setu. It’s length is 6.2 Km.
It is important bridge for strategical reason, because using this bridge Indian Army can reach Chinese border in less time.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu : 5.6 Km, Bihar
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is the 3rd longest river bridge in India, over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur.
It’s length is 5.750 km. This bridge one of the major tourist attraction of the state.
Bandra Worli Sea Link : 5.57 Km, Maharashtra
Bandra Worli Sea Link or Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is the 4th longest bridge in India.
It is a master piece of engineering build in India.
The Bandra Worli Sea Link is a bridge that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. It’s length is 5.57 km.
Bogibeel Bridge : 4.94 Km, Assam
Bogibeel bridge is a road cum rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river between Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts in Assam.
Bogibeel river bridge is the longest rail cum road bridge in India.
It’s lenght is 4.94 km. It is Asia’s 2nd longest rail cum road bridge and It has a serviceable period of around 120 years.
Vikramshila Setu : 4.7 Km, Bihar
Vikramshila Setu is a bridge across the Ganges, near Bhagalpur in Bihar.
Vikramshila Setu is 5th longest bridge in India.
It’s length is 4.7 km and this two lane bridge connects Barari Ghat to Naugachia.
Vembanad Rail Bridge : 4.62 Km, Kerala
Vembanad Rail Bridge is a rail connecting Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi, Kerala.
With a total length of 4.62 km, it is the longest railway bridge in India.
The railway line is dedicated solely for freight trains.
Digha Sonpur Bridge : 4.55 Km, Bihar
Digha Sonpur Rail Road Bridge is also known as J.P Setu.
It connecting Digha Ghat and Pahleja Ghat in Bihar.
The rail cum road bridge provides easy roadway and railway link between northern and southern parts of Bihar.
The length of bridge is 4.55 km.
Arrah Chhapra Bridge: 4.35 Km, Bihar
Arrah Chhapra Bridge is also known as Veer Kunwar Singh Setu.
It is the multi span bridge across the Ganges river and connecting Arrah and Chhapra of Bihar.
Arrah Chhapra Bridge reduced the distance between Chapra and Arrah from 130 km to 40 km.
Godavari Bridge: 4.13 Km, Andhra Pradesh
The Godavari Bridge also known as Kovvur–Rajahmundry Bridge.
It is 4th bridge built across Godavari River in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
This bridge was constructed, to reduce road distance between Kolkata & Chennai by at least 150 kilometres.
This dual bridge connecting Kovvur in West Godavari district to Diwancheruvu Junction in Rajamahendravaram in East Godavari district via Katheru, Konthamuru, Palacherla areas in Rajamahendravaram City.