Landmark bridges of India
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Landmark bridges of India
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Jadukata in Meghalaya

Jadukata bridge is situated in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, some 128 km from Shillong. The most fascinating aspect of the bridge is the 140 m long central span. In fact, it is the longest span cantilever bridge in the country. Contractor: Gammon India Ltd, Mumbai


Dawki Suspension on Meghalaya-Bangladesh border

The Dwaki cable suspension single lane bridge over river Pyan at Dwaki was constructed in 1932. The bridge is Located near Meghalaya-Bangladesh border and is a vital trade link with Bangladesh. Original contractor: Kumardhui Engineering Works


Vidya Sagar Setu in Kolkata

The Vidya Sagar Setu, the second bridge built over river Hooghly, is the longest cable-stayed bridge in India, with a length of 172 m and a main span of 130 m. Contractor: Gammon India Ltd


Narmada Bridge in Gujarat

The 1.4 km long second Narmada bridge on NH-8 in Gujarat was built on BOT basis with advanced techniques such as jack-down method of well-sinking and pre-cast segmental construction. Contractor: Larsen & Toubro Ltd


Yamuna Bridge in Uttar Pradesh

The Yamuna bridge at Kalpi in UP is 767 m long and supports a 7.5 m wide carriageway with a 1.5 m wide footpath on either side. There are eight intermediate spans of 85 m each and two end spans of 43.5m. The superstructure consists of single cell box girders with the deck monolithic with the piers. Contractor: STUP Consultants Ltd


Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Bihar

The Ganga bridge in Patna - now renamed as Mahatma Gandhi Setu - spans over 5.575 km from Hajipur at the north end to Patna at the south end, and is the world's longest river bridge. It was formally opened in March 1982. Contractor: Gammon India Ltd


Brahmaputra Bridge in Assam

The 3,015 m long pre-stressed concrete road bridge over river Brahmaputra was built for North Frontier Railway. This was the second bridge to be built across the highly turbulent river. This bridge provides a vital link between the north-eastern states and the rest of India. Contractor: Hindustan Construction Company Ltd


Teesta Bridge in Sikkim

This is one of the oldest arch bridges built in the north-east in pre-Independent India. The Teesta bridge forms a vital link to Bangladesh, from Sikkim and West Brengal.


Godavari Rail Bridge in Andhra Pradesh

This elegant structure in Andhra Pradesh is the first and only bow string girder arch bridge in the country. The bridge was built for South Central Railway and designed by BBR Bureau, Switzerland. The length of this pre-stressed concrete bridge is 2,745 m. Contractor: Hindustan Construction Company Ltd


New Nizamuddin in New Delhi

The Nizamuddin bridge over river Yamuna on NH-24 interconnects east and west Delhi. Japan extended both grant aid and transfer of technology for the bridge, which included jack-down method for sinking Caisson foundation, pre-casting and launching of girders, gas pressure welded joints and continuity of spans. Contractor: Obayashi Corporation, New Delhi
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