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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.NameDistanceOpenedTypeConnectingRiver & Place
1Dhola Sadiya Bridge (Bhupen Hazarika Setu)9.15 Km2017RoadAssam and Arunachal PradeshLohit River, Tinsukia, Assam
2Dibang River Bridge6.2 Km2018RoadArunachal PradeshDibang River
3Mahatma Gandhi Setu5.75 Km1982RoadSouth Patna to HajipurGanga, Patna, Bihar
4Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL)5.57 Km2009RoadBandra to Worli (South Mumbai)Mahim Bay, Mumbai
5Bogibeel Bridge4.94 Km2018Rail
Dhemaji to DibrugarhBrahmaputra River, Assam
6Vikramshila Setu4.70 Km2001RoadBhagalpur to NaugachiaGanga, Bhagalpur, Bihar
7Vembanad Rail Bridge4.62 Km2011Rail-
Edappally to VallarpadamVembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala
8Digha–Sonpur Bridge4.55 Km2016Rail-
Digha, Patna to Sonpur, SaranGanga, Patna, Bihar
9Arrah–Chhapra Bridge4.35 Km2017RoadArrah to ChhapraGanga, Saran, Bihar
10Godavari Bridge4.13 Km2015Rail
Kovvur to RajahmundryGodavari 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.