Top 10 magnificent road bridges in India

India has constructed a large number of bridges, roads over various rivers beds. Here are the top 10 magnificent road bridges in India that stand apart.

Dhola Sadiya Bridge, AssamDhola Sadiya Bridge

  • Dhola Sadhiya Bridge is a beam bridge connecting Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, India.
  • The total length of the bridge is 9.15km.
  • This bridge helps the army, with convoys requiring less time to travel from Assam to the posts along the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, BiharMahatma Gandhi Setu

  • Constructed over 10 years, this bridge holds the distinction of being one of the longest bridges in India.
  • Built over river Ganga, length of the bridge is 5750 meters connecting Patna to Hajipur in Bihar.
  • Bihar government is planning to build two pontoon bridges parallel to the bridge which sees around 85000 vehicles passing through each day.

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Annai Indira Gandhi Setu, Tamil NaduAnnai Indira Gandhi Setu

  • Annai Indira Gandhi Setu is the most spectacular bridge in India and is also known as Pamban Bridge.
  • It connects the national highway with Rameshwaram on Pamban Island.
  • The bridge took 14 years to complete and is 2.345kms long.

top 10 magnificent road bridges in India

Rajiv Gandhi Setu, MaharastraRajiv Gandhi Setu

  • Rajiv Gandhi Setu, famously known as Bandra–Worli Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge that links Bandra in West Mumbai to Worli in South Mumbai.
  • This bridge uses mobile explosive scanners for the vehicles traveling over the bridge. The scanners can scan 180 cars in an hour.
  • The pillars and towers that are used to support the bridge are protected by buoys designed to withstand explosions and collisions.

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Vidyasagar Setu, West BengalVidyasagar Setu

  • Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable–stayed bridge in India with a total length of 823 metres.
  • Construction of the bridge began on 3 July 1979 and it was completed by 10 October 1992.
  • More than 100,000 vehicles take the expressway to reach Calcutta via Vidyasagar Setu.

Rabindra Setu or Howrah Bridge, West BengalRabindra Setu

  • Howrah Bridge is the most popular bridge in India and is suspended over the Hooghly River in West Bengal.
  • It was named Rabindra Setu on 14 July 1965 after the great Bengali poet, Rabindra Nath Tagore.
  • The bridge joins the gateway to Kolkata, connecting it to the Howrah Station.

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Naini Bridge, Uttar PradeshNaini Bridge

  • Naini Bridge is one of the oldest and longest bridges in India located in Prayagraj.
  • It was constructed more than 150 years ago and has witnessed the journey of Indian Railways.
  • The bridge connects Prayagraj city from north to south across Yamuna River.

top 10 magnificent road bridges in India

Bogibeel Bridge or Brahmaputra Bridge, AssamBogibeel Bridge

  • Bogibeel Bridge is a combination of road and Rail Bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam.
  • The bridge consists double rail line on the lower deck and two-lane roads on the upper deck.
  • This bridge connects Dhemaji district and Dibrugarh district in Assam.

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Jadukata Bridge, MeghalayaJadukata Bridge

  • Jadukata Bridge is the longest span cantilever bridge in India with a central span of 140m.
  • This bridge is situated in the beautiful state of Meghalaya, which is part of one of the seven sister states in India.

Jawahar Setu, BiharJawahar Setu

  • Jawahar Setu is situated in the Indian state of Bihar across the Son River, between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar.
  • The bridge built in 1900 runs parallel to the road bridge and is 3,061 metres.
  • It is named after Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India.

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