The largest bridge in India is the Dhubri-Phulbari bridge which is to be built over the Brahmaputra River which will prove to be the longest bridge in India. It then flows into Bangladesh, with a road distance of about 210 kilometres. Till now the motorboat has been the only means of transport between Dhubri and Phulbari.
The largest and longest bridges of India have a social and economic impact in the development of India. Bridges minimise the traffic on the route on which it is built. It provides connectivity of the urban markets to the supply chains. It enhances the connectivity and interactions between the rural and urban area people. Education and health facilities also get improved.
In the land of diversified physical features like rivers, lakes, canals and big dams, etc. the bridges are not far behind. The Indian infrastructures of bridges are forming their way to international markets as well. India has some of the best structure of flyovers, expressway, tunnels and bridges.
Some of the best bridges include Hanging Bridge, live bridges and standard bridges. These bridges play a vital role to make the second-largest vast network of road transport in the world. The best way to enjoy the beauty of the city is to admire it from the middle of the river, standing on the river road bridge. Here are some of the most beautiful river bridges of India.
Here is a list of the bridges in India having their social as well as economic importance.
|Name of the bridge||Length (in kilometres)||Name of the river||Year of establishment||Name of the State|
|1||Dibang River Bridge||6.2||Dibang River||2018||Arunachal Pradesh|
|2||Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna, Bihar||5.75||Ganga||1982||South Patna to Hajipur|
|3||BandraWorli Sea Link (BWSL)||5.57||Mahim Bay||2009||Bandra to Worli (South Mumbai)|
|4||Bogibeel Bridge, Assam||4.94||Brahmaputra River||2018||Dhemaji to Dibrugarh|
|5||VikramshilaSetu, Bhagalpur, Bihar||4.70||Ganga||2001||Bhagalpur to Naugachia|
|6||Vembanad Rail Bridge, Kochi, Kerala||4.62||Vembanad Lake||2011||Edappally to Vallarpadam|
|7||Digha–Sonpur Bridge, Patna, Bihar||4.55||Ganga river||2016||Digha, Patna to Sonpur, Saran|
|8||Arrah–Chhapra Bridge, Saran, Bihar||4.35||Ganga||2017||Arrah to Chhapra|
|9||Godavari Bridge, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh||4.13||Godavari river||2015||Kovvur to Rajahmundry|
|10||Munger Ganga Bridge, Bihar||3.75||Ganges river||2020||Munger to Jamalpur|
|11||ChahlariGhat Bridge, Uttar Pradesh||3.25||Ghagra river||2017||Bahraich to Sitapur|
|12||JawaharSetu, bihar||3.06||Son river||1965||Dehri – Son nagar|
|13||Nehru Setu, Bihar||3.05||Son river||1900||Dehri – Son Nagar|
|14||KoilaBhomoraSetu, Assam||3.01||Brahmaputra river||1987||Tezpur to Kaliabor|
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