Top 10 Must See Bridges in India

India is a beautiful country. No country can have the beauty that India has. India also has one of the wonders known as “Taj Mahal”. India comprises of beautiful mountains, hills, lakes, bridges, waterfalls, trees, nature etc. India has beautiful landscapes. The hilly areas view of India is just breathtaking. India has beautiful historical monuments. The traditions and culture of India are also so different. From the hilly areas of Kashmir to Kanyakumari, India is surrounded by beauty and beautiful nature and landscapes. You can capture all the beautiful things of India. If you will click a picture in your room it will not be that good, but if you will click a picture in nature it will be so amazing. India is all covered with beauty. India has many beautiful bridges which you must visit once. Here is a list of top 10 must see bridges in India.

1. Bandra–Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link. This bridge is located in South Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. This bridge is very beautiful. The total length, height, and width of the bridge are 5.6 km, 2*20 meters, 126 meters respectively. This bridge was constructed by Hindustan Construction Company, India and it was designed by Seshadri Srinivasan. Bandra Worli Sea Link is the Biggest Sea Link Bridge.

2. Coronation Bridge

Coronation Bridge is also known as Sevoke Bridge. The bridge is situated in Darjeeling District of West Bengal, India. Coronation Bridge spans across the Teesta River. Coronation Bridge connects Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. This bridge was built and completed at a cost of Rs. 4 Lakhs. The Bridge is an Arch Bridge type. The view of this bridge is amazing. You will love visiting this bridge.

3. Ellis Bridge

Ellis Bridge is a very old bridge which is situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. The bridge crosses Sabarmati River and carries all the road traffic. The official name of this bridge is Swami Vivekananda Bridge. The bridge of designed by Bowstring arch truss bridge. The total length and width of the bridge are 480 meters and 6.3 meters respectively. The bridge was constructed by Himmatlal Dhirajram Bhachech. This bridge is an iconic landmark of Ahmedabad.

4. Naini Setu

Naini Setu Bridge is the oldest and largest cable-stayed bridges in India which connect Allahabad with Naini. This bridge is over the Yamuna River. This Bridge can boast both road and rail compatibility. The bridge was opened in 1865. The bridge has an upper deck which consists of two-lane railway lines and the lower deck which consist of road line working since 1927. The view of this bridge is amazing.

5. Narmada Setu

This Bridge was opened in 1881. The bridge crosses the holy river Narmada. This bridge was built by Public Works Department of Madhya Pradesh and the bridge has no pillars on Narmada River. This bridge is one of the longest bridges in Gujarat and connects Ankleshwar and Bharuch. This bridge is also known as the Golden Bridge.

6. Godavari Setu

This Bridge was opened in the year 1900. The bridge is across the Godavari River and near Rajahmundry. This bridge is also known as Havelock Bridge. This bridge was designed by Truss Bridge. The length of the bridge is 4.1 kilometers. This bridge is also known as Kovvur–Rajahmundry Bridge. The bridge has two lanes of road and a single railway line. This bridge looks beautiful at the time of sunset and therefore is a must visit bridge.

7. Rabindra Setu

Rabindra Setu is also known as Howrah Bridge. The bridge is located in Kolkata. Howrah Bridge is the landmark of Kolkata. The bridge was opened in 1943. This bridge is across the Hooghly River. The bridge carries the weight of 150000 pedestrians and 100000 vehicles on a regular basis. The total length of the bridge is 705 m. The total width and height of the bridge is 71 ft and 82 m respectively. This bridge is so beautiful and provides you an iconic view.

8. Saraighat Setu

The bridge was opened in the year 1962. The bridge is across the Brahmaputra River near Saraighat. This bridge was the first rail-cum-road bridge. The Saraighat Setu Bridge was inaugurated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The bridge is located near Guwahati. The bridge looks beautiful at night.

9. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

The bridge was opened in the year 1982. This bridge is across the Ganges River. The bridge is located in Patna. The bridge is also known as Gandhi Setu or Ganges Setu. This bridge is one of the longest river bridges. This bridge was also a rail-cum-road Bridge. The bridge was inaugurated by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The bridge was designed by Gammon India. The total length of the bridge is 5.75 km and the width of the bridge is 45 km. The type of the bridge is Grider Bridge.

10. Vikramshila Setu

The bridge was opened in 2001. The bridge is across the holy river the Ganges. The bridge is near Bhagalpur. This is the 3rd longest bridge on water. The bridge connects two National Highways that is NH 80 and NH 31. There is a pedestrian path walkway on each side of the bridge.

These are the most beautiful and iconic bridges which you must have a visit. To see these bridges more closely do have a visit once to these amazing iconic bridges.

CONTRIBUTION: SHRUTI BHALLA

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