List of Top 10 Longest Bridge in India

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 11, 2022, 7:01

Bridges are an integral feature that empowers the country's national infrastructure. The main purpose of bridges is to leverage a smooth commute and connect unconnected places. Their second objective is to ease traffic. Building bridges offer more business and employment opportunities and shorter travel times. 

India's Longest Bridges

A bridge is a structure built to traverse physical obstacles, such as sidewalks, without blocking the passage above waters, valleys, or roads that have obstacles to pass through. India is known as the country of rivers, and we have built many bridges to overcome all the obstacles that rivers present. 

India has some of the best water bridge structures alongside a long list of railway bridges. Bridges are considered a key component of our country's infrastructure.

The Bhupen Hazarika Bridge is India's longest bridge (9.15 km) over the Brahmaputra River in Assam.

List of Longest Bridges in India

Here is a list of the 10 longest bridges in India:

Serial no.

Name

Distance

Opened in

Type

Connecting

Location

1

Dhola Sadiya Bridge

9.15 Km

2017

Road

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Lohit River, Tinsukia, Assam

2

Dibang River Bridge

6.2 Km

2018

Road

Arunachal Pradesh

Dibang River

3

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

5.75 Km

1982

Road

South Patna to Hajipur

Ganga, Patna, Bihar

4

Bandra-Worli Sea Link (BWSL)

5.57 Km

2009

Road

Bandra to Worli (South Mumbai)

Mahim Bay, Mumbai

5

Bogibeel Bridge

4.94 Km

2018

Rail cum road

Dhemaji to Dibrugarh

Brahmaputra River, Assam

6

Vikramshila Setu

4.70 Km

2001

Road

Bhagalpur to Naugachia

Ganga, Bhagalpur, Bihar

7

Vembanad Rail Bridge

4.62 Km

2011

Rail-cum-road

Edappally to Vallarpadam

Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala

8

Digha–Sonpur Bridge

4.55 Km

2016

Rail-cum-Road

Digha, Patna to Sonpur, Saran

Ganga, Patna, Bihar

9

Arrah–Chhapra Bridge

4.35 Km

2017

Road

Arrah to Chhapra

Ganga, Saran, Bihar

10

Godavari Bridge

4.13 Km

2015

Rail cum Road

Kovvur to Rajahmundry

Godavari river, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

List of Longest Railway Bridges in India

Here is a list of the 10 longest Railway bridges in India:

Serial no.

Name

Distance

Opened in

Connecting

Location

1

Vembanad Rail Bridge

4.60 KM

2011

Edappally to Vallarpadam

Vembanad Lake, Kochi, Kerala

2

Nehru Setu

3.05 KM

1900

Dehri to Son Nagar

Dehri, Bihar

3

Godavari Arch Bridge

2.74 KM

1997

Kovvur to Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

4

Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge

2.10 KM

2008

Mahanadi towards Cuttack

Cuttack, Odisha

5

Pamban Bridge

2.06 KM

1913

Pamban to Rameshwaram

Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu

6

Sharavathi Bridge

2.06 KM

1994

Sharavathi towards Honnavar

Honnavar, Karnataka

7

Mahanadi Bridge, Boudh

1.95 KM

2002

Kiakata to Boudh

Boudh, Odisha

8

Silver Jubilee Railway Bridge Bharuch

1.40 KM

1935

Ankleshwar to Bharuch

Narmada River, Gujarat

9

Elgin Bridge

1.12 KM

1896

Barabanki to Gonda

Ghaghra River, Barabanki, Gujarat

10

Subansiri Railway Bridge

0.80 KM

1966

Gogamukh to North Lakhimpur

Subansiri River, Assam

The Most Common Types of Bridges in India

An analysis of all major bridges in India revealed that girder bridges, truss bridges, cable-stayed bridges, and beam bridges are the most common structures in this country. Architectural researchers also cite these and suspension bridges as basic types. Dhola Sadiya is a great example of a beam bridge, and the Bandra Worli Sealink is one of the most popular cable-stayed bridges.

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FAQs about Longest Bridge in India

Q.1. Which Indian state has the maximum number of bridges?

Considering bridges that are more than 1 km long, Bihar has the maximum number of bridges – 11, whereas there are 9 each in Uttar Pradesh and Assam. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have 7 each, and West Bengal has 5. There are also four in Karnataka and Orissa.

Q.2. On which river is the maximum number of bridges built?

The maximum number of bridges (11) is built on the River Ganga.

Q.3. Where is the oldest bridge in India?

The Abdul Bari Bridge, also known as the Koilwar Bridge, was built in 1862 and is still standing strong even after 100 years.

Q.4. Which is the longest bridge in India?

The longest bridge in India is the Dhola Sadiya bridge which is also called the Bhupen Hazarika Setu. It runs over the Brahmaputra river and is 9.15 km long, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.