Take a Drive on the 7 Longest Bridges of India




1. Dhola Sadiya

Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the India’s longest river bridge – the Dhola-Sadiya – constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is on the Lohit river which is a tributary of the Brahmaputra river. 

The 3 lane bridge is inaugurated in 2017, it serves the best connectivity in the North-East India. The Dhola-Sadiya bridge is located 540 km from Assam’s capital Dispur and 300 km from Arunachal’s capital Itanagar. It connects Sadia town in Assam’s Tinsukia district with Dhola village in Arunachal Pradesh across the river. The village known by the name of “Bhupen Hazarika Bridge”.

Total length: 9,150 m

Location: Assam

2. Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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At present, Mahim causeway is the only link connecting western suburbs to island city of Mumbai. The existing north south western corridor is highly congested and during the peak hours results in a bottleneck at Mahim Causeway.

Bandra-Worli Sea Link is an 8-lane bridge with 2 lanes dedicated for buses.Unique bridge design for the Link Bridge to emerge as a land mark structure in the city.
Single tower supported 500 meters long Cable Stayed Bridge at Bandra Channel and Twin tower supported 350m Cable Stayed Bridge at Worli Channel for each carriageway. Modern toll plaza of 16 lanes with automated toll collection system. 

Total length: 5,600 m

Location: Mumbai

3. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

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Mahatma Gandhi Setu over the river Ganga, is one of the longest bridge in the world of its kind. The bridge connects Patna with Hazipur and is considered as the lifeline between the state capital and the northern Bihar.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu stands on forty piers and for better navigational purposes the span arrangement has been done in such a manner that it does not affect the movement of ships and big boats.

Total length: 5,575 m



4. Vikramshila Setu

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Vikramshila Setu or Vikramshila Bridge is a new bridge in that has been constructed on river Ganges, in city of Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. This has been constructed to connected city of Barari Ghat,Bhagalpur and Naughachia,Purniya.

This bridge is the second largest bridge in Bihar after the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna and also in northern India. The 4.7 km long bridge serves as a link between NH 80 and NH 31 running on the opposite sides of the Ganges.

Total length: 4,700 m

Location: Bhagalpur

5. Vembanad Rail Bridge

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The Vembanad Rail Bridge is the most beautiful bridge in Kerala that connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi. It is considered as one of the longest railway bridge in India with the total length of 4.62 km. This bridge lets only 15 trains to pass each day. Vembanad Bridge is build over the backwaters of Vembanad Lake and passes through the 3 small islands. 

The link from Edapally to Vallarpadam start from Edapally running 3 km parallel to an existing track until it reaches Vaduthala. The rail line then passes through the Vembanad Bridge through 3 small islands, including the Idyakkara and Mulavukadu islands,Vembanad Lake to reach Vallarpadam.

Total length: 4620 km

Location: Kochi

6. The Godavari Bridge

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The Godavari Bridge or Kovvur-Rajahmundry Bridge is a truss bridge spanning Godavari River in Rajahmundry, India. It is Asia’s second longest road-cum-rail bridge crossing a water body, after the Sky Gate Bridge in Kansai International Airport, Osaka. It is second of the three bridges that span the Godavari River at Rajahmundry. 

The bridge is 2.7 kilometers long consisting of 27 spans of 91.4 m and 7 spans of 45.72 m of which 6 spans of 45.72m are in 6 deg. curve at long Rajahmundry end to make up for the built up area. The bridge has a road deck over the single track rail deck, similar to the Grafton Bridge in New South Wales, Australia. 

Total length: 4,250 m

Location: Godavari district

7. The Nehru Setu Bridge 

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Nehru Setu Bridge near Dehri on the river Sone is the longest railway bridge in India. The bridge is near Sasaram on Kolkata-Delhi Line. It is 3.065km long and has 93 spans of 30.5m each. Next to Nehru Setu is the Narnarayan Setu bridge over the Brahmaputra. The bridge links Jogighopa to Pancharatna (in Assam). It has a total length of 2.3km and has 18 spans, each about 120m, with 2 spans of 30.5m. The bridge over Ganga near Patna is 2km long. 

With its length of 3.065km long the bridge has a total of 93 spans of 30.5m each. The bridge is able to connect Jogighopa to Pancharatna in the Indian state of Assam.

Total length: 3,064 m

Location: Dehri

About the author, Liya James

Hi, I am Liya!! I first traveled the globe when I was four months old when we immigrated to the United States from Indonesia, and I have been roaming the world every chance I get ever since. I've been to 15 countries and counting. I am passionate about experiencing new cultures and sharing my adventures with others. I believe that travel is the best education, and I am excited to continue learning and sharing these adventures with you.

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