Top 12 Longest Bridges Above Water in India

India has some of the best structure of bridges above water and amazing list of railway bridges in the world. Some of the great rail and road bridge of India includes Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Bandra Worli Sea Link, Vembanad Rail Bridge and Ganga Rail Road Bridge.

Other five longest bridges above water in India are Kolia Bhomora Setu,Korthi-Kolhar Bridge,Old Godavari Bridge,Godavari Arch Bridge and Pamban Bridge. Under Construction Longest Rail and Road Bridges in Bihar

Dhola Sadiya Bridge – 9.15 Km, Assam


Dhola Sadiya Road Bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra is become the India’s longest bridges above water. The 9.15 km long bridge connects Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday 26/05/2017.

Dibang River Bridge –  6.2 Km, Arunachal Pradesh

Dibang River Bridge across Dibang river in Arunachal Pradesh is the second longest road bridge in India, after Bhupen Hazarika Setu and followed by Mahatma Gandhi Setu.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu – 5.6 Km, Bihar

Mahatma- Gandhi- Setu

Mahatma Gandhi Setu was the longest river bridge in India,over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur. The 5.6 km long river bridge one of the major tourist attraction of the state.

Bandra Worli Sea Link – 5.57 Km, Maharashtra


Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link or Bandra–Worli Sea Link is the second longest bridge above water in India,that links Bandra with Worli. The 5.5 long bridge is a part of the proposed Western Freeway

Vikramshila Setu – 4.7 Km, Bihar


Vikramshila Setu is 3rd longest bridge over water in India,build across the holiest river Ganges near Bhagalpur. The 4.7 km long two lane bridge runs from Barari Ghat to Naugachia.

Vembanad Rail Bridge – 4.62 Km, Kerala


Vembanad Rail Bridge connecting Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi is the longest rail bridge in India with 4,620m. The railway line is dedicated solely for freight trains.

Ganga Rail Road Bridge – 4.55 Km, Bihar


Ganga Rail Road Bridge is recenlty completed bridge across river Ganges,connecting Digha Ghat and Pahleja Ghat in Bihar. The bridge 4.5 km long roadway and railway link bridge is second railway bridge in Bihar,inaugurated on 3 February 2016.

Godavari Bridge – 4.27 Km, Andhra Pradesh


Godavari Bridge is Asia’s second longest road-cum-rail bridge crossing a water body and second of the three bridges that span the Godavari River at Rajahmundry. The 4.2 kilometers long rail cum road bridge is one of the recognized symbols of Rajahmundry.

Penumudi Puligadda Bridge – 4.0 Km, Andhra Pradesh

Penumudi Puligadda Road Bridge is built over the Krishna river on National Highway 214 in Guntur of Andhra Pradesh. The 4.0 kilometers long bridge is longest road bridge in Andhra Pradesh state.

Munger Ganga Bridge – 3.19 Km, Bihar


Munger Ganga Bridge is recenlty completed rail-cum-road bridge that will connect Munger-Jamalpur twin cities to North Bihar. The 3.19 km long bridge was one of the two rail-rado bridge under construction in Bihar state.

Nehru Setu – 3.064 Kilometers, Bihar

Nehru Setu was earlier referred as the Upper Son Bridge is a Rail bridge between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar,that runs parallel to Jawahar Setu road bridge. The Upper Son Bridge is the second longest railway bridge in India with total lenght of 3,064 m.

Jawahar Setu – 3.061 Kilometers, Bihar


Jawahar Setu is one of the longest road bridge in Bihar with a total lenght of 3,061 metres that runs parallel to the Nehru Setu rail bridge. This bridge is one of the marvel of engineering in India, built over the Son river between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar.

Kolia Bhomora Setu – 3.015 Kilometers, Assam


Kolia Bhomora Setu is a concrete road bridge over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur in Assam. The 3015 meters long river bridge is one of the major tourist attraction of Assam.

Korthi Kolhar Bridge -3.00 Kilometers, Karnataka


Korthi Kolhar bridge is the second longest cross-drainage structure in the country built over the National Highway 218 connecting Bijapur and Hubli of Karnataka. The 3 km bridge is one of the top 12 longest bridges above water in India.

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