Have you ever wondered what the longest bridge in the world is?
It is part of the Beijing-Shanghai Expressway in China. The Tanyang Kunshan Grand Bridge which is 164 km long.
India’s longest river bridges:
Dhola Sadiya (India’s longest Bridge)
Dhola Sadiya Bridge: 9.15 km, Assam.Dhola Sadiya bridge also known as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu. Dhola Sadiya Bridge is over the mighty Brahmaputra is become the India’s longest bridges above water.
This bridge spans the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, from the village of Dhola (Tinsukia District) in the south to Sadia in the north.
The 9.15 km long bridge connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 26/5/2017.
Connects the upper Assam and eastern parts of Arunachal Pradesh.it is can withstand an earthquake.
This reduces the distance between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by 165 km and reduces the travel time by 5 hours. The Indian Armed Forces now have easy access to the eastern part, military contact and access will be faster than ever.
10 lakh worth of petrol and diesel will be saved per day.Now it is the only meaning cross the Brahmaputra river.
It is also called as The Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.
This bridge is the first permanent road link between North Assam and East Arunachal Pradesh
Dibang River bridge (India’s second-longest river bridge).
Before this Dhola sadiya bridge, the Dibang River Bridge was the longest (now second longest) followed by the famous Mahatma Gandhi Setu.
6.2 km, Arunachal Pradesh.Dibang River is also known as the Sikang Bridge. The Dibang River Bridge across the Dibang River in Arunachal Pradesh is the second longest road bridge in India after the Bhupen Hazarika Setu and the Mahatma Gandhi Setu. It is 6.2 km.
It is the most important bridge for a strategic reason because it helps the Indian Army to reach the Chinese border in less time.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu ( India’s third longest river bridge).
The Mahatma Gandhi Setu was India’s third longest river bridge over the Ganges, which connects Patna to Hajipur in the south.
It is a 5750 meter long river bridge that is one of the major tourist attractions of the state.
It was inaugurated in 1982 by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It was the longest bridge for many years before the opening of the Dibang Bridge.
Bandra Worli Sea Link ( India’s fourth longest river bridge).
5.57 Km, Maharashtra.Bandra Worli Sea Link or Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is the fourth longest bridge over the waters of India.
It is a masterpiece built in India. Bandra Worli Sea Link is a bridge that connects Bandra in the western suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai.
It is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-pressed concrete-steel viaducts on both sides. The 5.57 km long bridge is part of the proposed Western Expressway.
Bogibeel Bridge – 4.94 Km, Assam.
Bogibeel Bridge is an integrated road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra River between Dhemaji and Dibrugarh districts in Assam. The Bogibeel River Bridge is the longest railway and road bridge in India, covering a distance of 4.94 km.
As it is located in an earthquake-affected area, it is the first bridge in India to have fully welded steel-concrete support beams that can withstand up to 7 earthquakes on the Richter scale. It is the 2nd longest rail and road bridge in Asia, with a service life of about 120 years
Vidyasagar Setu (the longest bridge in Asia).
The second Hooghly Bridge, also known as the Vidyasagar Setu, is a cable-stayed toll bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal.
Vidyasagar Setu is the longest bridge in India and one of the longest in Asia.
Bandra–Worli Sea Link.
The Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link is one of the most spectacular bridges in India, connecting Bandra with Worli and part of the proposed Western Expressway.
The Bandra-Worli sea link is a 5.6 km long concrete road, a civil engineering marvel that crosses the Arabian Sea with 420 feet of towers.
New Yamuna Bridge.
The New Yamuna Bridge is one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in India, connecting the city of Allahabad with its adjoining Naini.
The new Yamuna Bridge is being built across the Yamuna River.
A cable-stayed bridge over the Hooghly River next to the Vivekananda Setu and the magnificent places of West Bengal.
Nivedita Sethu is the first bridge in the country to have a profile cable-stayed bridge.
Ram Jhula Cable Bridge, Nagpur
Ram Jhula is an attractive cable-stayed bridge with modern technology located near the Nagpur Railway Station.
The second phase of the new six-lane cable-stayed railway overbridge has also begun with the Metro rail project.
Krishnarajapuram Hanging Bridge.
The Krishnarajapuram cable-stayed bridge over the Krishnarajapuram railway station on National Highway 4. The area has one of the largest lakes in Bangalore.
Delhi’s Signature Bridge.
Delhi’s Signature Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge over the Yamuna River that connects wazirabad with East Delhi.
The Signature Bridge is the tallest structure in Delhi and opened in November 2018 to facilitate traffic.
Versova Bandra Sea Link.
The Versova-Bandra sea link is another long sea link connecting Bandra with Versova, and there will be a 150-meter-long cable-stayed section bridge over the Western Freeway.
Akkar Bridge (India’s first cable-stayed bridge).
Akkar Bridge is India’s first cable-stayed bridge located in Jorethang Sikkim.The cable-stayed concrete bridge is built on a single tower over the Rangit River.
A cable-stayed bridge is located on the Haridwar-Rishikesh road across the Ganges River.
The Haridwar cable-stayed bridge is the only bridge in Asia that simply lays on cables.
Raja Bhoj Cable Stay Bridge.
The Raja Bhoj Cable Stay Bridge connecting Kamla Park with the VIP Road crossing was inaugurated on 26 May 2017. The 220 meters long Cable-stayed Bridge is the first cable-stayed bridge in Madhya Pradesh on the upper lake of Bhopal.