Many Indian rivers and seas are the home of many mind-blowing road bridges and rail bridges which are the combination of architectural brilliance, great engineering, and scenic beauty. These Indian bridges over Indian waters attracts many tourists and travelers towards them. These Indian bridges not only used for ease traffic in big cities like Mumbai, Chennai or Kolkata, but also make for great photo-ops. These bridges are the engineering masterpiece across the country.
1. Bandra – Worli Sea Link, Mumbai (Maharashtra)
The Bandra Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge over the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, Maharashtra. it is the country’s longest bridge over water. It covers the distance of 5.6 kilometers. It was opened in the year 2009. The actual beauty of the bridge can be seen in the evening when it got illuminated with the lights. The Bandra Worli Sea Link minimizes the travel time of 20-30 minutes to 10 minutes. The average traffic of Bandra Worli Sea Link is 37,500 vehicles everyday.
2. Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram (Tamil Nadu)
The Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge over the Indian ocean in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. Pamban Bridge is the India’s first sea bridge and the longest sea bridge of railway. It was constructed on 24th February 1914 and now it is 105 years old railway bridge. The main attraction of pamban bridge is that it is the single lane bridge over the Indian Ocean without any covering or protection. This thing about the bridge attracts the tourists and travelers most. Pamban Bridge is the pure engineering marvel, which not only gives the incredible view but also opens up to let the ships, cargo carriers, fishing vessels and oil tankers sail through it.
3. Godavari Arch Bridge, Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)
The Godavari Arch Bridge is a railway bridge over the holy river Godavari in Rajahmundry [Rajamahendravaram] Andhra Pradesh. The length of this bridge is 2.7 kilometers. This bridge is a single railway lane bridge replaces the old bridge i.e. Havelock Bridge. The Godavari arch bridge was constructed on 12th March 1997 and it was constructed by Hindustan Construction Company. The other name of this bridge is Rajahmundry-Kovvur-Bridge. The owner of this bridge is Indian Railways and it is also maintained by Indian Railways. The Godavari Arch Bridge is one of the longest span prestressed concrete arch bridge in Asian Continent.
4. Bogibeel Bridge, Dibrugarh (Assam)
The Bogibeel Bridge is a combined road and rail bridge over the holy river Brahmaputra in Dibrugarh, Dhemaji district of Assam. It is the longest railway bridge in India as well as in whole Asian continent. The length of bogibeel bridge is 4.94 kilometers. Bogibeel bridge of Assam was constructed one year ago on 25th December 2018 and it was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Damodar Das Modi. It took 16 years to complete the construction of this bridge. The construction work of this bridge was started in 2002 and completed in 2018. Bogibeel bridge of Assam was constructed by Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), Gammon India.
5. Chenab Bridge, Reasi (Jammu & Kashmir)
The Chenab Bridge is a rail bridge over the Chenab River in Reasi district of Jammu & Kashmir. This bridge is a pure engineering marvel. The height of Chenab Bridge is 359 meters above the sea level; here it is 359 meter above the river bed of Chenab. It has railways stations at both the terminal ends. The Chenab Bridge is 1.3 kilometers long and it is 35 meter taller than Paris’s famous Eiffel Tower. The Chenab Bridge of Jammu & Kashmir is India’s as well as Asia’s highest rail bridge till date.
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