10 Most Unique Bridges in India

India is one of the largest countries with a huge population there are hundreds of notable bridges built with modern technology, some bridges built by the British still exist in India. Kolkata is the oldest city, was ruled by the British and many great bridges were built over the Hooghly River and Ganga River during their power.

Bandra-Wrli Sea Link

A newly added longest bridge in Indian located in Mumbai opened to the public in 2010, Bandra-Wrli Sea Link is the longest bridge in India. The bridge carries 4 lanes of traffic in each direction, has a total length of 5.6 km, the cost of the bridge was 1600 Crores (around $280 million). In the 2009 statistics, the bridge had average traffic of about 37,500 per day.

Coronation Bridge

The Bridge lies between the green peaks located in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, is built across the Teesta River, and is one of the oldest bridges which opened in 1941 at the cost of 4 lakhs. The Coronation Bridge also called by locals as Bahgpool (meaning tiger bridge), Bridge is a tourist attraction for travelers.

Vidyasagar Setu

The Bridge Constructed on the Ganga River in Kolkata of West Bengal, opened in 1992 and handles over 85,000 vehicles per day. The total length is around 822 meters and it carries two ways with 3 general-purpose lanes in each direction. It has the longest span of 457 meters with a width of 35 meters, it became the longest cable-stayed bridge in India.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Straight and one of the longest bridges in India with a length of 5.57 km, opened to use in 1982 the Mahatma Gandhi Setu located in Patna of Bihar State, the bridge carries 4 lanes of roadway with a width of 25 meters, is built over the Ganga River.

Godavari Arch Bridge

This is the railway bridge on a single lane built over the Godavari River located in Rajahmundry of Andhra Pradesh, is opened in 1997. The total length of the bridge is 2.7 km with 28 twin arches owned by Indian Railway. The bridge design of Bowstring Girder is one of the longest concrete arch bridges in Asia.

Howrah Bridge

The Howrah Bridge was built over the Hooghly River to connect Howrah and Kolkata in West Bengal in 1942, it carries 8 lanes of Stand Road, is the sixth-longest cantilever bridge with suspended span in the world. The Howrah Bridge is the famous and notable symbol of Kolkata city. With a width of 71 feet and a height of 82 meters, it has 705 meters in total length.

Nivedita Setu

It is the 880-meter long Cable-stayed bridge built on the Hooghly River in Kolkata in 2007, with 7 spans and a width of 29 meters, and the bridge is designed to carry around 48,000 vehicles per day. The Nivedita Setu is built to replace the Vivekananda Setu which is just 50 meters downstream of the bridge still weak.

Vivekananda Setu

The bridge connects Bally and Dakshineswar built on the Hooghly River in the state of West Bengal, the bridge was constructed in 1931 and is presently dangerous to use as it becomes weak and difficult to repair. The Vivekananda Bridge holds both rail and road traffic and the total length of the bridge is 880 meters.

Chenab Bridge

The Chenab Bridge is the arch rail bridge, is under Construction Bridge and ready to launch in 2015 for Kashmir Railway, It has 17 spans and a total length of 1,263 meters, the bridge is extremely high above the water at 359 meters and it will be the highest rail bridge in the world once construction is completed.

Jubilee Bridge

Jubilee is one of the oldest bridges in India which opened to traffic in 1887, is Rail Bridge built over the Hooghly River which connects to Naihati and Bandel. Jubilee is the steel arch bridge that is still strong in the present day.

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