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Longest Bridge In India: India has some of the architects and best structure of bridges in the world. There are many longest bridge in India which are historical constructions of incredible India.

Longest Bridge In India Above Water

1. The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge (9,150 Meters)

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The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge (Picture Source: thehindu.com)

The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is also known as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu. It is the longest bridge in India which has a length of around 9.15 kilometers (5.69 mi). The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge spans the Lohit River and connects the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Dhola–Sadiya Bridge is named after Bhupen Hazarika an artist and filmmaker from Assam.

The bridge was first opened on 26 May 2017 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Highways and Road Transport). The bridge path is the first permanent road connection between the northern Assam and eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

2. The Godavari Fourth Bridge (6,000 Meters)

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The Godavari Fourth Bridge (Picture Source: deccanchronicle.com)

The Godavari Fourth Bridge or Kovvur–Rajahmundry is the 4th Bridge built across Godavari river in Rajahmundry, India. The foundation stone for the Godavari Fourth bridge was laid in 2009 by then Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy. This dual bridge connects Kovvur in West Godavari district to Diwancheruvu in East Godavari district via Rajahmundry bypass express road.

The Godavari Fourth bridge was expected to ease traffic through Rajahmundry city, but some multi-axle trucks are using old route due to the narrow road connecting the bridge from Gundugolanu to Kovvur.

3. Mahatma Gandhi Setu (5,750 Meters)

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Mahatma Gandhi Setu (Picture Source: indiatoday.in)

Mahatma Gandhi Setu is also known as Gandhi Setu or Ganga Setu. Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge is over the river Ganges which connects Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar. The bridge was approved in the year 1969 by the Central Government and constructed by Gammon India Limited over a period from 1972 to 1982 with a total expenditure of Rs 87.22 crore at that time.

The bridge has a length of around 5,750 meters (18,860 ft) makes it one of the longest bridge in India. Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge is the second longest bridge in India. The Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs. Indira Gandhi, and the inauguration took place at the north end of the bridge located in Hajipur viewed by thousands of people.

4. Bandra–Worli Sea Link (5,600 Meters)

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Bandra–Worli Sea Link (Picture Source: mid-day.com)

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. The first four of eight lanes of the Bandra–Worli Sea Link bridge was opened to the public on 30 June 2009. The sea-link reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 20-30 minutes to 10 minutes.

The bridge was built and constructed by the Hindustan Construction Company. The Bandra–Worli Sea Link bridge is a part of the proposed Western Freeway that will connect the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai’s main business district. All eight lanes were opened on 24 March 2010. The bridge had the average daily traffic of around 37,500 vehicles As of October 2009.

5. Bogibeel bridge (4,940 Meters)

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Bogibeel bridge (Picture Source: en.wikipedia.org)

The Bogibeel bridge is a new combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra river in the northeastern Indian state of Assam between Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district. Bogibeel bridge is one of the longest bridge in India with a distance of 4.94  km length.

The bridge is currently under construction and its expected completion at the end of 2018. The bridge is situated around 20 km away from the border of Assam- Arunachal Pradesh and is thus it is likely to serve as an alternative to the Kolia Bhomora Setu.

6. Vikramshila Setu (4,700 Meters)

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Vikramshila Setu (Picture Source: struccore.com)

Vikramshila Setu is a bridge near Bhagalpur in the Indian state of Bihar across the Ganges. The bridge is named after the ancient Mahavihara of Vikramashila which was established by King Dharmapala (783 to 820 A.D.). The Vikramshila Setu bridge runs from Barari Ghat on the Bhagalpur side on the south bank of the Ganges to Naugachia on the north bank.

The 4.7 km long bridge with two-lane bridge connects the NH 80 and NH 31 which runs on the opposite sides of the Ganges. This has reduced the road travel distance between Bhagalpur and places across the Ganges considerably. Vikramshila Setu is a 5th longest bridge in India over water. It also connects Bhagalpur to Purnia and Kathiar.

7. Vembanad Rail Bridge (4,620 Meters)

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Vembanad Rail Bridge (Picture Source: teluguwishesh.com)

Vembanad Rail Bridge is a rail which connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi, Kerala. The Vembanad Rail Bridge bridge is the longest railway bridge in India with a total length of 4,620 meters.

The line is dedicated solely for freight. It is listed in the largest bridge in India. The construction of the Vembanad Rail Bridge was started on June 2007, and it was completed on 31 March 2010.

8. The Digha–Sonpur Bridge (4,556 Meters)

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The Digha–Sonpur Bridge (Picture Source: commons.wikimedia.org)

The Digha–Sonpur railroad bridge or J.P Setu connects Digha Ghat in Patna and Pahleja Ghat in Sonpur, Saran district in the Indian state of Bihar. The bridge is a steel truss bridge across river Ganga. The distance between the Digha-Sonpur bridge and Digha Bridge Halt(DGBH) is around 2km.

This is second railway bridge in Bihar after Rajendra Setu that connects North Bihar to South Bihar. The rail-cum-road bridge provides easy roadway and railway link between northern and southern parts of Bihar. Indian railways has constructed two railway stations on either side of the bridge – Patliputra Junction railway station (PPTA) and Bharpura Pahleja Ghat Junction railway station (PHLG).

9. Arrah–Chhapra Bridge (4,350 Meters)

Arrah–Chhapra Bridge or Veer Kunwar Singh Setu is a bridge which connects and Chhapra in Bhojpur and Saran districts of Bihar. The Arrah–Chhapra Bridge is built across Ganges river. The bridge was inaugurated on 11 June 2017.

Arrah–Chhapra Bridge is 4,350 meters long. The bridge provides a roadway link between the northern and southern parts of Bihar. Arrah–Chhapra Bridge reduced the distance between Chapra and Arrah from 120 km to 20 km.

10. Munger Ganga Bridge (3,692 Meters)

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Munger Ganga Bridge (Picture Source: aajtak.intoday.in)

Munger Ganga Bridge is a rail-cum-road bridge across the Ganges located at Munger in the Indian state of Bihar. The Munger Ganga Bridge connects Munger District Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to various districts of North Bihar. It is the third rail-cum-road bridge over Ganga in Bihar. The bridge was formally opened for freight trains on 12 March 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Munger Ganga bridge will connect NH 80 on the southern side of the river Ganges and NH 31 on northern side of the Ganges. The bridge is 3.692-kilometre-long (2.294 mi) connects districts of Begusarai and Khagaria to the Divisional headquarters Munger city.

11. Chahlari Ghat Bridge (3,260 Meters)

Chahlari Ghat Bridge is also called as Chahlari Ghat Setu. It is a bridge which connects Bahraich in the east to Sitapur in the west of Uttar Pradesh. The bridge is built over the river Ghaghra with the length of around 3,260 meters (10,700 ft).

Chahlari Ghat Bridge is the tenth longest river bridge in India and longest road bridge over the river in Uttar Pradesh. In 2006 PWD Minister UP, Mr. Shivpal Singh Yadav laid the stone of this bridge.

12. Jawahar Setu Bridge (3,061 Meters)

Jawahar Setu is built across the Son River which is between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar, in the Indian state of Bihar. The bridge is named after the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jawahar Setu bridge counts in the longest bridge in India. It was built by Gammon India Ltd in 1963-65. The Jawahar Setu is 3,061 meters (10,043 ft) long road bridge carries the Grand Trunk Road/ NH 2.

13. Nehru Setu Bridge (3,059 Meters)

Nehru Setu is built across the Son River which is between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar, in Bihar. When the Nehru Setu bridge was constructed, it was the longest bridge in India. Nehru Setu is 3,059 meters long.

It is the second longest railway bridge in India, after Vembanad Rail Bridge in Kerala. the latter of Nehru Setu bridge is meant only for goods traffic.

14. Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge (3,015 Meters)

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Kolia Bhomora Setu Bridge (Picture Source: en.wikipedia.org)

Kolia Bhomora Setu is a pre-stressed concrete road bridge constructed over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur and Kaliabor in Assam, India. The bridge got its name after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan. This bridge connects Sonitpur on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank.

This 3,015 meters rail-cum-road bridge which was also constructed by Indian Railways. The length of the Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge is 3015 meters, and the construction of the bridge took place from 1981 to 1987. Kolia Bhomora Setu bridge is the only link between the North Eastern states with the rest of the country.

15. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu Bridge (2,880 Meters)

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu is also called Netaji Setu. The bridge was named after the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose who was born and brought up in Cuttack. The Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu is a bridge over the river Kathajodi a tributary of Mahanadi connecting Belleview Point near Judicial Academy in Cuttack to Trishulia. The bridge was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik on July 19, 2017.

The length of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu bridge is around 2.88 Km and is the longest bridge in Odisha. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu bridge is the first 3 lane bridge in Odisha and reduces the distance between Bhubaneswar and Cuttack by 12 KM. It also eases the traffic congestion on NH- 16 that connects twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

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