Top 10 Biggest and Longest Bridges in India

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Though thousands of bridges are famous in India, some such bridges are famous as India’s biggest and longest bridges. Whenever a bridge is built, in India or anywhere else, it brings more business avenues, reduces travel time, and increases job opportunities.

Here is The List of the Top 10 Biggest and Longest Bridges in India

Serial no. Name Distance Opened Type Connecting Place
1 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Bridge 9.15 KM 2017 Road Assam and Arunachal Pradesh Lohit River, Tinsukia, Assam
2 Mahatma Gandhi Setu 5.75 KM 1982 Road South Patna to Hajipur Ganga, Patna, Bihar
3 Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL) 5.57 KM 2009 Road Bandra to Worli (South Mumbai) Mahim Bay, Mumbai
4 Bogibeel Bridge 4.94 KM 2018 Rail-cum-road Dhemaji to Dibrugarh Brahmaputra River, Assam
5 Vikramshila Setu 4.70 KM 2001 Road Bhagalpur to Naugachia Ganga, Bhagalpur, Bihar
6 Vembanad Rail Bridge 4.62 KM 2011 Rail-cum-road Edappally to Vallarpadam Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala
7 Digha–Sonpur Bridge 4.55 KM 2016 Rail-cum-Road Digha, Patna to Sonpur, Saran Ganga, Patna, Bihar
8 Arrah–Chhapra Bridge 4.35 KM 2017 Road Arrah to Chhapra Ganga, Saran, Bihar
9 Godavari Bridge 4.13 KM 2015 Rail-cum-Road Kovvur to Rajahmundry Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
10 Munger–Ganga Bridge 3.69 KM 2016 Rail-cum-Road Munger to Jamalpur Ganga, Munger, Bihar
  1. Bhupen Hazarika Setu

This bridge is in the state of Assam, India, whose length is about 9.15 km. It works to connect Assam and Arunachal Pradesh with each other.

bhupen hazarika setu

2. Dibang River Bridge

The second number in this list is the Dibang River Bridge, which is 6.2 km. This bridge present in Arunachal Pradesh is also very important for India from the military point of view.

 

3. Mahatma Gandhi Bridge

The length of Mahatma Gandhi Setu is about 5.75 km. This bridge works to connect Patna, the capital of Bihar, with Hajipur.

mahatma gandhi setu

4. Bandra-Worli Sea Link

The fourth number in this list is the Bandra-Worli Sea Link present in Mumbai. This bridge of about 5.6 km connects Bandra with the western cities of Mumbai.

bandra-worli-sea-link

5. Bogibeel Bridge

Bogibeel Setu i.e. bridge built over the Brahmaputra river. This bridge of about 4.9 km connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

bogibeel-bridge

6. Vikramshila Setu

Vikramshila Setu Bridge is the largest bridge in Bihar after Mahatma Gandhi Bridge. The length of this bridge is about 4.7 kilometers.

7. Digha-Sonpur Bridge

Digha-Sonpur Bridge is also in Bihar. This bridge is the second-longest rail as well as a road bridge in India. The length of this bridge is about 4.55 km.

8. Arrah–Chhapra Bridge

This is a four-way road bridge connecting two major cities of Bihar. The cities of Arrah and Chapra are connected via this link. Arrah is a historically important place whereas Chapra has a frequently visited Ambika temple. According to estimates, this bridge reduced the distance of traveling from 120 km to 21 km. Now people have the option of the direct route rather than taking a detour towards Patna. Officially named as Veer Kunwar Singh bridge and cost more than 800 crores.

9. Godavari Bridge

The Godavari Fourth Bridge is also known as Kovvur–Rajahmundry 4th Bridge is built across the Godavari River in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh. This bridge was constructed, to reduce the road distance between Kolkata & Chennai by at least 150 kilometers. This dual bridge connects Kovvur in West Godavari district to Diwancheruvu Junction in Rajamahendravaram in East Godavari district via Katheru, Konthamuru, Palacherla areas in Rajamahendravaram City.

10. Munger Ganga Bridge

The tenth-largest bridge is also built above the mythologically important river of India, the Ganga. The construction of this took a whole circle when it was opened by PM Modi in 2016. I say that because it was Mr. A.B. Vajpayee who inaugurated the construction in 2002 when he was the prime minister.

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