41 Bridges to explore in India
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Also known as Vidyasagar Setu is a long bridge with a length of 823 meters over the Hoogly river linking the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. it is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India and It was the second bridge to be built across the Hooghly River, that's why it got this name.
Officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, this eight-lane cable-stayed bridge in Mumbai is the first project initiated by Maharashtra Government that commences West Island Freeway System. Bandra Worli Sea Link is one of the few bridges that is a cable-stayed with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts to hold it in place. Spanning across the arc of Mumbai's coastline, this sea link is a civil engineering wonder that reflects the modern infrastructure of the city of Mumbai.
Bogibeel bridge is a combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river in the northeastern Indian state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district, which was started in the year 2002 and took a total of 200 months to complete, heavy rainfall in the region is the main cause for the slow progress. Bogibeel river bridge is the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India measuring 4.94 kilometers over the Brahmaputra river.
A government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.
The bridge is at a staggering height of 13596 ft and connects the two villages named Chicham and Kibber. Look down this one and you will find yourself gaping below, at a 1000 ft deep gorge! The gorge below is known by the name of Samba Lamba Nallah; the making of this bridge cuts down the journey from Kibbar to Losar by 40 km.
Also known as the Sevoke bridge which spans across the Teesta River connecting the districts of Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. This bridge is an incredible specimen of architecture inspired by the Roman architecture. It was named to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.
The Digha–Sonpur rail–road bridge is a bridge across river Ganga, connecting Digha Ghat in Patna and Pahleja Ghat in Sonpur, Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar. The rail-cum-road bridge provides easy roadway and railway link between northern and southern parts of Bihar. It is a steel truss bridge.
The Digha–Sonpur rail road bridge is a bridge across river Ganga, connecting Digha Ghat in Patna and Pahleja Ghat in Sonpur, Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar. The rail-cum-road bridge provides easy roadway and railway link between northern and southern parts of Bihar. It is a steel truss bridge. Regular scheduled passenger rail service was inaugurated on this route on 3 February 2016.
Root bridges are handmade from the aerial roots of rubber fig trees (Ficus elastica) by the Khasi and Jaintia peoples of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau. They take around fifteen years to fully develop. While most of the living root bridges are single decked, this one here is special- with two decks.
Gaighat is a neighborhood of Patna in the eastern state of Bihar in India. It is located on the southern bank of river Ganges in Patna. The southern flank of Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge connecting Patna and Hajipur rises from Gaighat in Patna. One end of Pontoon Bridge connecting Patna and Hajipur over the river Ganges is also located in the area. Gaighat is part of the wider Alamganj area in Patna.
The Golden ridge connects Ankaleswat to Bharuch in the Gujarrat state of Western India. It was built in 1881 by the British. who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration officials in Bombay
Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. The bridge is one of four on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.
Situated in Kizhakkambalam Gramapanchayat in Eranakulam district, Kadambrayar offers scenic views of the river, paddy fields and a long paved space for some evening walk. You can also do paddle boating here.
Kolia Bhomora Setu is a pre-stressed concrete road bridge over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur and Kaliabor in Assam, India. It is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan. This bridge connects Sonitpur on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank. The length of this bridge is 3015 meters, and construction took place from 1981 to 1987. It was inaugurated by the then PM of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
Also called as Ganges Barrage, this bridge across the Ganges lies at Azad Nagar-Nawabganj in Kanpur. Construction started in 1995 and inaugurated in May 2000. The total length is 621 m and will serve as a four-lane Highway Bypass for NH 91.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge over the river Ganges in Bihar, India, connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north. Its length is 5,750 metres and it is the third-longest river bridge in India. It was inaugurated in May 1982 in a ceremony in Hajipur by the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi.