List of 40 longest bridges above the rivers in India

A Man-made structure that carries a road, path, or railway tracks across a river, road, or any other barriers. India is well known as the land of rivers.

To tackle all the connectivity barriers on rivers, we have built many bridges. Some of them are road, some are rail-cum-road, and many are superb works of engineers of India.

India has some of the best creations of bridges above rivers and an impressive list of roads and railways bridges in the world. Bridges are considered an important part of a nation’s infrastructure.

It improves the cash flow when connecting two places that complement each other economically.

longest bridges above the rivers in India

Name

Type

Distance

Opened

Location

Bhupen Hazarika Setu

Road

9.15 KM

2017

Tinsukia, Assam

Dibang River Bridge

Road

6.2 KM

2018

Bomjur-Meka, Arunachal Pradesh

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Road

5.75 KM

1982

Patna–Hajipur, Bihar

Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Road

5.6 KM

2009

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bogibeel Bridge

Rail-cum-road

4.94 KM

2018

Dibrugarh, Assam

Vikramshila Setu

Road

4.7 KM

2001

Bhagalpur, Bihar

Vembanad Rail Bridge

Rail

4.62 KM

2011

Kochi, Kerala

Digha–Sonpur Bridge

Rail-cum-road

4.556 KM

2016

Patna–Sonpur, Bihar

Arrah–Chhapra Bridge

Road

4.350 KM

2017

Arrah–Chhapra, Bihar

Godavari Bridge

(Kovvur–Rajahmundry 4th Bridge)

Road

4.135 KM

2015

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Munger Ganga Bridge

Rail-cum-road

3.750 KM

2016/2020

Munger, Bihar

Chahlari Ghat Bridge

Road

3.249 KM

2017

Bahraich–Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh

Jawahar Setu

Road

3.061 KM

1965

Dehri, Bihar

Nehru Setu

Rail

3.059 KM

1900

Dehri, BIhar

Daudnagar bridge

Road

3.020 KM

2019

daudnagar, Bihar

Kolia Bhomora Setu

Road

3.015 KM

1987

Tezpur–Kaliabor, Assam

Korthi-Kolhar Bridge

Road

3 KM

2006

Bijapur, Kernataka

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu

Road

2.880 KM

2017

Cuttack, Odisha

Godavari Bridge

Rail-cum-road

2.790 KM

1974

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Baluahaghat bridge

Road

2.7 KM

2015

Saharsa, Bihar

Godavari Arch Bridge

Rail

2.745 KM

1997/2003

Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh

Joyee Setu

Road

2.709 KM

2021

Mekhliganj–Haldibari, West Bengal

Penumudi–Puligadda Bridge

Road

2.590 KM

2006

Avanigadda, Andhra Pradesh

Badaun-Ganjdundwara Bridge

Road

2.334 KM

2012

Badaun District, Uttar Pradesh

Pamban Bridge

Road

2.3 KM

1988

Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu

Naranarayan Setu

Rail-cum-road

2.284 KM

1998

Jogighopa, Assam

Farakka Barrage

Rail-cum-road

2.275 KM

1975

Farakka, West Bengal

Vijayghat Bridge

Road

2.2 KM

2015

Bhagalpur, Bihar

Kanaka Durga Varadhi

Road

2.2 KM

1995

Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh

Mahanadi Rail Bridge

Rail

2.1 Km

1902

Cuttack, Odisha

Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge

Rail

2.1 KM

2008

Cuttack, Odisha

Pamban Bridge

Rail

2.065 KM

1913

Pamban Island, Tamil Nadu

Sharavathi Bridge

Rail

2.060 KM

1994

Honnavar, Kernataka

Kosi Maha Setu

Rail

2.060 KM

2013

Nirmali–Saraygarh, Bihar

Rajendra Setu

Rail-cum-road

2.025 KM

1959

Barauni–Hathidah, Bihar

Arwal sahar Bridge

Road

2.04 KM

2012

Arwal, Bihar

Daraganj Bridge

Rail

2 KM

1920

Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh

Mahanadi Bridge, Boudh

Road

1.936 KM

1899

Sonepur, Odisha

Gautam Buddha Bridge

Road

1.848 KM

2009/2013

West Champaran, Bihar

Vashi Bridge

Road

1.837 KM

1997

Mumbai, Maharashtra

FAQ about the longest bridges above the rivers in India

Which is the longest bridge in India?

Bhupen Hazarika Setu, also known as Dhola Sadiya Bridge, is the longest bridge of 9150 meters constructed over the Lohit river in Tinsukia (Assam).

Why are bridges made on rivers?

A bridge aims to allow people or cargo passage over a river by providing an artificial route that would otherwise be uneven or impossible.

Which is the second-longest river bridge in India?

The Mahatma Gandhi Setu, India’s second-longest bridge, is 5750 m in length and connects Patna in Bihar to North Bihar. It is built over the river Ganges and considerably reduces the time to cross the river.

Which state has the longest river bridge in India?

The Longest Bridge in India is the Dhola Sadiya bridge, called the Bhupen Hazarika Setu. It runs over the Brahmaputra river and is 9.15 km long, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

Which is the tallest bridge in India?

The Chenab bridge, located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, is 1,315-metre long and aims to boost connectivity to the Kashmir Valley. The Chenab bridge is the highest railway bridge globally, at 359 meters above the river bed level.

Where is the longest river bridge?

Bogibeel bridge is the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India. This connects the districts of Dibrugarh and Dhemaji. 

Which is the longest hanging bridge in India?

The Mathoor Hanging Trough is the tallest and longest trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 feet and a length of one kilometer. 

Which is the shortest bridge in India?

Jadukata Bridge, Meghalaya

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