9 Longest Bridge Over The Ganges River

The Ganges river is the most sacred river to Hindus and longest river in India. Ganga passes through states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and empties into the Bay of Bengal.

The Ganges and its all tributaries has huge hydroelectric potential, major Dams and barrages on Ganges and its tributaries are barrage at Farakka, Tehri Dam on Bhagirathi River and Bansagar Dam Son River.

Kacchi Dargah Bidupur Bridge 9.76 km

Kacchi Dargah Bidupur Bridge over the river Ganges is currently under construction. Upon completion, Kacchi Dargah Bidupur Bridge will be longest river road bridge in India with a total length of 9.76 km, Currently Bhupen Hazarika Setu in Assam is longest bridge in India.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu – 5.75 km


Mahatma Gandhi Setu over the river Ganges is an iconic landmarks of Bihar,connecting Patna to Hajipur. The 5.75 km long road bridge is the second longest river bridge in India and longest bridge over The Ganges river.

Bakhtiyarpur Tajpur Bridge -5.57 km

Bakhtiyarpur Tajpur Bridge is currently under construction, connecting Bakhtiyarpur and Tajpur in Samastipur. The bridge reduce the load on Mahatma Gandhi Setu.

Vikramshila Setu – 4.70 km

Vikramshila Setu near Bhagalpur is 5th completd longest bridge over water in India and link NH 80 and NH 31.

Digha Sonpur Bridge – 4.55 km


Digha Sonpur Bridge across river Ganga, connecting Digha Ghat and Pahleja Ghat. The rail cum road bridge is a steel girder bridge and part of the Ganga rail road bridge project.

Arrah Chhapra Bridge – 4.35 km

Arrah Chhapra Bridge also known as Veer Kunwar Singh Setu is another under construction bridge across the Ganges river, connecting Arrah and Chhapra in Bihar state.

Munger Ganga Bridge – 3.69 km


Munger Ganga Bridge connects Munger Jamalpur twin cities of Bihar. The 3.692 kilometre long rail cum-road bridge across the Ganges was inaugurated by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Rajendra Setu – 2.00 km

Rajendra Setu is a road cum rail bridge across the river Ganges in Bihar. A new four lane bridge was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, that carrying four lane of NH 31.

Malviya Bridge – 1.04 km

Malviya Bridge over the Ganges at Varanasi is is one of the major bridges on river Ganges that carries Grand Trunk Road.

Farakka Barrage and Ganges Barrage

Farakka Barrage across the Ganges river is located in West Bengal.

Ganges Barrage or Lav Khush Barrage across the Ganges river is located in Kanpur.

Garhmuktesar and Jajmau Bridge

Garhmukteshwar and Jajmau town are situated on the banks of the Ganges river in Uttar Pradesh.

Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula

Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula across the river Ganges in Rishikesh are iron suspension bridge. Both bridges are similar in design, connects Tehri Garhwal district to Pauri Garhwal district and iconic landmarks of Rishikesh.

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