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
|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|
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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