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List of longest bridges above water in India

28-JUN-2018 12:52
    List of longest bridges above water in India

    A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. It is considered as the critical component of a nation's infrastructure. It increases the cash flow when they join two places that complement each other economically.

    1. Bhupen Hazarika Setu      

    Constructed over: Lohit River

    Length (Meter): 9,150

    Completed/Opened: 2017

    Location: Tinsukia (Assam)

    Transportation types: Road

    2. Godavari Fourth Bridge Kovvur–Rajahmundry Bypass Bridge

    Constructed over: Godavari River   

    Length (Meter): 6,000

    Completed/Opened: 2015

    Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    3. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 5,750

    Completed/Opened: 1982

    Location: Patna–Hajipur (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road

    4. Bandra-Worli Sea Link

    Constructed over: Mahim bay

    Length (Meter): 5,600

    Completed/Opened: 2009

    Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

    Transportation types: Road

    5. Bogibeel Bridge (under construction)

    Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

    Length (Meter): 4,940

    Completed/Opened: 2018

    Location: Dibrugarh (Assam)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    6. Vikramshila Setu

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 4,700

    Completed/Opened: 2001

    Location: Bhagalpur (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road

    7. Vembanad Rail Bridge

    Constructed over: Vembanad Lake

    Length (Meter): 4,620

    Completed/Opened: 2011

    Location: Kochi (Kerala)

    Transportation types: Rail

    8. Digha–Sonpur Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 4,556

    Completed/Opened: 2016

    Location: Patna–Sonpur (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-Road

    9. Arrah–Chhapra Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 4,350

    Completed/Opened: 2017

    Location: Arrah–Chhapra (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road    

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    10. Munger Ganga Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 3,692

    Completed/Opened: 2016

    Location: Munger (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-Road

    11. Chahlari Ghat Bridge

    Constructed over: Ghaghra River

    Length (Meter): 3,260

    Completed/Opened: 2017

    Location: Bahraich–Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    12. Jawahar Setu

    Constructed over: Son River

    Length (Meter): 3,061   

    Completed/Opened: 1965

    Location: Dehri (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road

    13. Nehru Setu

    Constructed over: Son River

    Length (Meter): 3,059   

    Completed/Opened: 1900

    Location: Dehri (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Rail

    14. Kolia Bhomora Setu

    Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

    Length (Meter): 3,015

    Completed/Opened: 1987

    Location: Tezpur–Kaliabor (Assam)

    Transportation types: Road    

    15. Korthi-Kolhar Bridge

    Constructed over: Krishna River

    Length (Meter): 3,000

    Completed/Opened:  2006

    Location: Bijapur (Karnataka)

    Transportation types: Road

    16. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu

    Constructed over: Kathajodi River

    Length (Meter): 2,880

    Completed/Opened: 2017

    Location: Cuttack (Odisha)

    Transportation types: Road    

    17. Godavari Bridge

    Constructed over: Godavari River

    Length (Meter): 2,790

    Completed/Opened: 1974

    Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    18. Old Godavari Bridge (Now decommissioned)

    Constructed over: Godavari River

    Length (Meter): 2,754

    Completed/Opened: 1900

    Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail

    19. Godavari Arch Bridge

    Constructed over: Godavari River

    Length (Meter): 2,745

    Completed/Opened: 1997/2003

    Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail

    20. Penumudi–Puligadda Bridge

    Constructed over: Krishna River

    Length (Meter): 2,590

    Completed/Opened: 2006

    Location: Avanigadda (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

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    21. Pamban Bridge

    Constructed over: Palk Strait

    Length (Meter): 2,300

    Completed/Opened: 1988

    Location: Pamban Island (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road

    22. Badaun-Ganjdundwara Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 2,334

    Completed/Opened: 2012

    Location: Badaun District (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    23. Naranarayan Setu

    Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

    Length (Meter): 2,284

    Completed/Opened: 1998

    Location: Jogighopa (Assam)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    24. Farakka Barrage    

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 2,240

    Completed/Opened: 1975

    Location: Farakka (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    25. Kanakadurga Varadhi

    Constructed over: Krishna River

    Length (Meter): 2,200   

    Completed/Opened: 1995

    Location: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    26. Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge

    Constructed over: Mahanadi River

    Length (Meter): 2,100

    Completed/Opened: 2008

    Location: Cuttack (Odisha)

    Transportation types: Rail

    27. Pamban Bridge

    Constructed over: Palk Strait

    Length (Meter): 2,065

    Completed/Opened: 1913

    Location: Pamban Island (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Rail

    28. Baluaha-Gandaul Mega Bridge

    Constructed over: Kosi River

    Length (Meter): 2,060

    Completed/Opened: 2013

    Location: Saharsa (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road    

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    29. Sharavathi Bridge

    Constructed over: Sharavathi River

    Length (Meter): 2,060

    Completed/Opened: 1994

    Location: Honnavar (Karnataka)

    Transportation types: Rail

    30. Rajendra Setu

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 2,000

    Completed/Opened: 1959

    Location: Barauni–Hathidah (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    31. Mahanadi Bridge, Boudh

    Constructed over: Mahanadi River

    Length (Meter): 1,950.7

    Completed/Opened: 1889

    Location: Sonepur (also known as Subarnapur), Odisha

    Transportation types: Road    

    32. Gautam Buddha Bridge

    Constructed over: Gandak River

    Length (Meter): 1,848   

    Completed/Opened: 2009/2013

    Location: West Champaran (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Road    

    33. Vashi Bridge

    Constructed over: Thane Creek

    Length (Meter): 1,837

    Completed/Opened: 1997

    Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

    Transportation types: Road    

    34. New Yamuna Bridge

    Constructed over: Yamuna River

    Length (Meter): 1,510

    Completed/Opened: 2004

    Location: Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    35. Vangal-Mohanur Bridge

    Constructed over: Cauvery River

    Length (Meter): 1,505

    Completed/Opened: 2016

    Location: Vangal–Mohanur (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road    

    36. Thanthai Periyar Bridge

    Constructed over: Cauvery River

    Length (Meter): 1,500

    Completed/Opened: 1971

    Location: Musiri–Kulithalai (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road

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    37. New Saraighat Road Bridge

    Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

    Length (Meter): 1,490

    Completed/Opened: 2017

    Location: Guwahati (Assam)

    Transportation types: Road

    38. Koilwar Bridge

    Constructed over: Son River

    Length (Meter): 1,440

    Completed/Opened: 1862

    Location: Koilwar (Bihar)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    39. Golden Bridge

    Constructed over: Narmada River

    Length (Meter): 1,412

    Completed/Opened: 1881

    Location: Ankleshwar–Bharuch (Gujarat)

    Transportation types:  Road   

    40. Silver Jubilee Railway Bridge Bharuch

    Constructed over: Narmada River

    Length (Meter): 1,406

    Completed/Opened: 1935

    Location: Ankleshwar–Bharuch (Gujarat)

    Transportation types: Rail

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    41. Mahanadi Bridge

    Constructed over: Mahanadi River

    Length (Meter): 1,400   

    Completed/Opened: 1961

    Location: Bhootmundei, Paradip (Odisha)

    Transportation types: Road

    42. Neelathanallur-Madhanathur Bridge

    Constructed over: Kollidam River

    Length (Meter): 1,400

    Completed/Opened: 2011

    Location: Kumbakonam–Jayankondam (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road

    43. Second Narmada Bridge

    Constructed over: Narmada River

    Length (Meter): 1,365

    Completed/Opened: 2000

    Location: Bharuch (Gujarat)

    Transportation types: Road

    44. Saraighat Bridge

    Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

    Length (Meter): 1,300

    Completed/Opened: 1962

    Location: Guwahati (Assam)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    45. Maharana Pratap Setu

    Length (Meter): 1,270

    Completed/Opened: 1987

    Location: Banswara–Ratlam (Rajasthan)

    Transportation types: Road

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    46. Elgin Bridge (Barabanki)

    Constructed over: Ghaghra River

    Length (Meter): 1,126.2

    Completed/Opened: 1896

    Location: Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail

    47. Prakasam Barrage

    Constructed over: Krishna River

    Length (Meter): 1,224

    Completed/Opened: 1885

    Location: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    48. Ghagra Bridge

    Constructed over: Ghaghra River

    Length (Meter): 1,100

    Location: Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

    49. Malviya Bridge (Dufferin Bridge)

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 1,048.5

    Completed/Opened: 1887

    Location: Varanasi (Uttara Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    50. Sharavathi Bridge

    Constructed over: Sharavathi River

    Length (Meter): 1,048

    Completed/Opened: 1984

    Location: Honnavar (Karnataka)

    Transportation types: Road

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    51. Airoli Bridge

    Constructed over: Thane Creek

    Length (Meter): 1,030

    Completed/Opened: 1999

    Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

    Transportation types: Road

    52. Old Naini Bridge

    Constructed over: Yamuna River

    Length (Meter): 1,006

    Completed/Opened: 1865

    Location: Allahabad (Uttara Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    53. Teesta Bridge

    Constructed over: Teesta River

    Length (Meter): 1000

    Completed/Opened: 1968

    Location: Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Rail-and-road

    54. Chamravattom Regulator-cum-Bridge

    Constructed over: Bharathappuzha (also known as the River Nila)

    Length (Meter): 978

    Completed/Opened: 2012

    Location: Chamravattom (Kerala)

    Transportation types: Road    

    55. Vivekananda Setu

    Constructed over: Hooghly River

    Length (Meter): 900

    Completed/Opened: 1932

    Location: Dakshineswar–Bally (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    56. Coleroon Bridge

    Constructed over: The Kollidam

    Length (Meter): 900

    Completed/Opened: 2012

    Location: Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road    

    57. Nivedita Setu

    Constructed over: Hooghly River

    Length (Meter): 880

    Completed/Opened: 2007

    Location: Dakshineswar–Bally (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Road

    58. Chambal Bridge

    Constructed over: Chambal River

    Length (Meter): 850

    Completed/Opened: 2016

    Location: Dholpur (Rajasthan)

    Transportation types: Road

    59. Subansiri River Bridge

    Constructed over: Subansiri River

    Length (Meter): 835

    Completed/Opened: 1966

    Location: Gogamukh-North Lakhimpur (Assam)

    Transportation types: Road    

    60. Vidyasagar Setu

    Constructed over: Hooghly River

    Length (Meter): 822

    Completed/Opened: 1992

    Location: Kolkata (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Road

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    61. Netravati Bridge

    Constructed over: Netravati River

    Length (Meter): 804

    Completed/Opened: 1965

    Location: Mangalore (Karnataka)

    Transportation types: Road

    62. Paramathi Velur Bridge (NH 7)

    Constructed over: Cauvery River

    Length (Meter): 803

    Location: Pugalur–Velur (Tamil Nadu)

    Transportation types: Road

    63. Yamuna Bridge

    Constructed over: Yamuna River

    Length (Meter): 767

    Location: Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road    

    64. Jajmau Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 720

    Completed/Opened: 2011

    Location: Jajmau (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Road

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    65. Dayang Railway Bridge

    Constructed over: Dayang River

    Length (Meter): 713

    Completed/Opened: 1970

    Location: Haflong (Assam)

    Transportation types: Rail      

    66. Howrah Bridge (Ravindra Setu)

    Constructed over: Hooghly River

    Length (Meter): 705

    Completed/Opened: 1943

    Location: Kolkata (West Bengal)

    Transportation types: Road    

    67. Garmukteswar Bridge

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 671

    Completed/Opened: 1901

    Location: Garhmukteshwar (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

    68. Lav Kush Barrage

    Constructed over: Ganga River

    Length (Meter): 621

    Completed/Opened: 2000

    Location: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

    Transportation types:  Road

    Bridges are the door to prosperity and urbanisation. It opens up for trade which might lead to growth. In other words, we can say that bridges create clusters of activity.

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