Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Top 5 Longest Bridges in India

India is developing its infrastructure fastest than past. India wants to become superpower of the World and without proper infrastructure, it is not possible to progress at very fast rate. That’s why India has already started to develop best infrastructure masterpiece across the country.

1. Bandra-Worli Sea Link
Bandra-Worli sea link is India’s largest bridge which was built on the Mahim bay with length of 5600 m (18400 ft). It is now another life line of Mumbai people because it has reduced travel time as well as cost of fuel. This bridge was opened in 2009 for public use.
Bandra Worli Sea Link Mumbai

2. Mahatma Gandhi Setu
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is India’s #2 largest bridge which was built on the river of Ganges which connects Hajipur and north of Bihar in Patna. Its length is 5575 m (18291 ft) which has facilities of pedestrian pathways on the both side as well as 4 lanes road. It is wholly maintained by state Government of Bihar. It was designed by Gammon India limited and opened in 1982 by the then Prime Minister of India Mrs Indira Gandhi.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu

3. Vikramshila Setu

Vikramshila Setu is India’s third longest bridge which was built on the river of Ganges and it is also maintained by the Government of Bihar. It is 2nd longest bridge in Bihar after Mahatma Gandhi setu. Its total length is 4700 m (15400 ft) and it was opened in 2001 for public. It is one way traffic system heavy vehicles and four wheeler owners have to pay toll fee to use this bridge.
Vikramshila Setu

4. Vembanad Rail Bridge
Vembanad Rail Bridge is longest rail bridge in India with length of 4.62 km and width 5 m. It is used only for the Indian Railways trains and it was opened on 11th February, 2011. On an average, 15 trains uses this bridge.
Vembanad Rail Bridge

5. Nehru Setu

Nehru Setu is #5 largest bridge in India. It was earlier known as the ‘Upper son bridge’ which was built on Son river in Dehri-Son nagar. Its total length is 3064 m (10052 ft) and opened in 27th February, 1900 for public. It is the #2 longest rail bridge in India after Vembanad Rail Bridge.

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