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List of longest bridges above water in India

A bridge is a structure built to span physical obstacles without closing the way underneath such as a body of water, valley, or road, for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle. It is considered as the critical component of a nation's infrastructure. It increases the cash flow when they join two places that complement each other economically.

1. Bhupen Hazarika Setu      

Constructed over: Lohit River

Length (Meter): 9,150

Completed/Opened: 2017

Location: Tinsukia (Assam)

Transportation types: Road

2. Godavari Fourth Bridge Kovvur–Rajahmundry Bypass Bridge

Constructed over: Godavari River   

Length (Meter): 6,000

Completed/Opened: 2015

Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

3. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 5,750

Completed/Opened: 1982

Location: Patna–Hajipur (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road

4. Bandra-Worli Sea Link

Constructed over: Mahim bay

Length (Meter): 5,600

Completed/Opened: 2009

Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Transportation types: Road

5. Bogibeel Bridge (under construction)

Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

Length (Meter): 4,940

Completed/Opened: 2018

Location: Dibrugarh (Assam)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

6. Vikramshila Setu

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 4,700

Completed/Opened: 2001

Location: Bhagalpur (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road

7. Vembanad Rail Bridge

Constructed over: Vembanad Lake

Length (Meter): 4,620

Completed/Opened: 2011

Location: Kochi (Kerala)

Transportation types: Rail

8. Digha–Sonpur Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 4,556

Completed/Opened: 2016

Location: Patna–Sonpur (Bihar)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-Road

9. Arrah–Chhapra Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 4,350

Completed/Opened: 2017

Location: Arrah–Chhapra (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road    

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10. Munger Ganga Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 3,692

Completed/Opened: 2016

Location: Munger (Bihar)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-Road

11. Chahlari Ghat Bridge

Constructed over: Ghaghra River

Length (Meter): 3,260

Completed/Opened: 2017

Location: Bahraich–Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

12. Jawahar Setu

Constructed over: Son River

Length (Meter): 3,061   

Completed/Opened: 1965

Location: Dehri (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road

13. Nehru Setu

Constructed over: Son River

Length (Meter): 3,059   

Completed/Opened: 1900

Location: Dehri (Bihar)

Transportation types: Rail

14. Kolia Bhomora Setu

Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

Length (Meter): 3,015

Completed/Opened: 1987

Location: Tezpur–Kaliabor (Assam)

Transportation types: Road    

15. Korthi-Kolhar Bridge

Constructed over: Krishna River

Length (Meter): 3,000

Completed/Opened:  2006

Location: Bijapur (Karnataka)

Transportation types: Road

16. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Setu

Constructed over: Kathajodi River

Length (Meter): 2,880

Completed/Opened: 2017

Location: Cuttack (Odisha)

Transportation types: Road    

17. Godavari Bridge

Constructed over: Godavari River

Length (Meter): 2,790

Completed/Opened: 1974

Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

18. Old Godavari Bridge (Now decommissioned)

Constructed over: Godavari River

Length (Meter): 2,754

Completed/Opened: 1900

Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail

19. Godavari Arch Bridge

Constructed over: Godavari River

Length (Meter): 2,745

Completed/Opened: 1997/2003

Location: Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail

20. Penumudi–Puligadda Bridge

Constructed over: Krishna River

Length (Meter): 2,590

Completed/Opened: 2006

Location: Avanigadda (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

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21. Pamban Bridge

Constructed over: Palk Strait

Length (Meter): 2,300

Completed/Opened: 1988

Location: Pamban Island (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road

22. Badaun-Ganjdundwara Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 2,334

Completed/Opened: 2012

Location: Badaun District (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

23. Naranarayan Setu

Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

Length (Meter): 2,284

Completed/Opened: 1998

Location: Jogighopa (Assam)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

24. Farakka Barrage    

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 2,240

Completed/Opened: 1975

Location: Farakka (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

25. Kanakadurga Varadhi

Constructed over: Krishna River

Length (Meter): 2,200   

Completed/Opened: 1995

Location: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

26. Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge

Constructed over: Mahanadi River

Length (Meter): 2,100

Completed/Opened: 2008

Location: Cuttack (Odisha)

Transportation types: Rail

27. Pamban Bridge

Constructed over: Palk Strait

Length (Meter): 2,065

Completed/Opened: 1913

Location: Pamban Island (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Rail

28. Baluaha-Gandaul Mega Bridge

Constructed over: Kosi River

Length (Meter): 2,060

Completed/Opened: 2013

Location: Saharsa (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road    

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29. Sharavathi Bridge

Constructed over: Sharavathi River

Length (Meter): 2,060

Completed/Opened: 1994

Location: Honnavar (Karnataka)

Transportation types: Rail

30. Rajendra Setu

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 2,000

Completed/Opened: 1959

Location: Barauni–Hathidah (Bihar)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

31. Mahanadi Bridge, Boudh

Constructed over: Mahanadi River

Length (Meter): 1,950.7

Completed/Opened: 1889

Location: Sonepur (also known as Subarnapur), Odisha

Transportation types: Road    

32. Gautam Buddha Bridge

Constructed over: Gandak River

Length (Meter): 1,848   

Completed/Opened: 2009/2013

Location: West Champaran (Bihar)

Transportation types: Road    

33. Vashi Bridge

Constructed over: Thane Creek

Length (Meter): 1,837

Completed/Opened: 1997

Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Transportation types: Road    

34. New Yamuna Bridge

Constructed over: Yamuna River

Length (Meter): 1,510

Completed/Opened: 2004

Location: Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

35. Vangal-Mohanur Bridge

Constructed over: Cauvery River

Length (Meter): 1,505

Completed/Opened: 2016

Location: Vangal–Mohanur (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road    

36. Thanthai Periyar Bridge

Constructed over: Cauvery River

Length (Meter): 1,500

Completed/Opened: 1971

Location: Musiri–Kulithalai (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road

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37. New Saraighat Road Bridge

Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

Length (Meter): 1,490

Completed/Opened: 2017

Location: Guwahati (Assam)

Transportation types: Road

38. Koilwar Bridge

Constructed over: Son River

Length (Meter): 1,440

Completed/Opened: 1862

Location: Koilwar (Bihar)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

39. Golden Bridge

Constructed over: Narmada River

Length (Meter): 1,412

Completed/Opened: 1881

Location: Ankleshwar–Bharuch (Gujarat)

Transportation types:  Road   

40. Silver Jubilee Railway Bridge Bharuch

Constructed over: Narmada River

Length (Meter): 1,406

Completed/Opened: 1935

Location: Ankleshwar–Bharuch (Gujarat)

Transportation types: Rail

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41. Mahanadi Bridge

Constructed over: Mahanadi River

Length (Meter): 1,400   

Completed/Opened: 1961

Location: Bhootmundei, Paradip (Odisha)

Transportation types: Road

42. Neelathanallur-Madhanathur Bridge

Constructed over: Kollidam River

Length (Meter): 1,400

Completed/Opened: 2011

Location: Kumbakonam–Jayankondam (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road

43. Second Narmada Bridge

Constructed over: Narmada River

Length (Meter): 1,365

Completed/Opened: 2000

Location: Bharuch (Gujarat)

Transportation types: Road

44. Saraighat Bridge

Constructed over: Brahmaputra River

Length (Meter): 1,300

Completed/Opened: 1962

Location: Guwahati (Assam)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

45. Maharana Pratap Setu

Length (Meter): 1,270

Completed/Opened: 1987

Location: Banswara–Ratlam (Rajasthan)

Transportation types: Road

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46. Elgin Bridge (Barabanki)

Constructed over: Ghaghra River

Length (Meter): 1,126.2

Completed/Opened: 1896

Location: Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail

47. Prakasam Barrage

Constructed over: Krishna River

Length (Meter): 1,224

Completed/Opened: 1885

Location: Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

48. Ghagra Bridge

Constructed over: Ghaghra River

Length (Meter): 1,100

Location: Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

49. Malviya Bridge (Dufferin Bridge)

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 1,048.5

Completed/Opened: 1887

Location: Varanasi (Uttara Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

50. Sharavathi Bridge

Constructed over: Sharavathi River

Length (Meter): 1,048

Completed/Opened: 1984

Location: Honnavar (Karnataka)

Transportation types: Road

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51. Airoli Bridge

Constructed over: Thane Creek

Length (Meter): 1,030

Completed/Opened: 1999

Location: Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Transportation types: Road

52. Old Naini Bridge

Constructed over: Yamuna River

Length (Meter): 1,006

Completed/Opened: 1865

Location: Allahabad (Uttara Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

53. Teesta Bridge

Constructed over: Teesta River

Length (Meter): 1000

Completed/Opened: 1968

Location: Jalpaiguri (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Rail-and-road

54. Chamravattom Regulator-cum-Bridge

Constructed over: Bharathappuzha (also known as the River Nila)

Length (Meter): 978

Completed/Opened: 2012

Location: Chamravattom (Kerala)

Transportation types: Road    

55. Vivekananda Setu

Constructed over: Hooghly River

Length (Meter): 900

Completed/Opened: 1932

Location: Dakshineswar–Bally (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

56. Coleroon Bridge

Constructed over: The Kollidam

Length (Meter): 900

Completed/Opened: 2012

Location: Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road    

57. Nivedita Setu

Constructed over: Hooghly River

Length (Meter): 880

Completed/Opened: 2007

Location: Dakshineswar–Bally (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Road

58. Chambal Bridge

Constructed over: Chambal River

Length (Meter): 850

Completed/Opened: 2016

Location: Dholpur (Rajasthan)

Transportation types: Road

59. Subansiri River Bridge

Constructed over: Subansiri River

Length (Meter): 835

Completed/Opened: 1966

Location: Gogamukh-North Lakhimpur (Assam)

Transportation types: Road    

60. Vidyasagar Setu

Constructed over: Hooghly River

Length (Meter): 822

Completed/Opened: 1992

Location: Kolkata (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Road

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61. Netravati Bridge

Constructed over: Netravati River

Length (Meter): 804

Completed/Opened: 1965

Location: Mangalore (Karnataka)

Transportation types: Road

62. Paramathi Velur Bridge (NH 7)

Constructed over: Cauvery River

Length (Meter): 803

Location: Pugalur–Velur (Tamil Nadu)

Transportation types: Road

63. Yamuna Bridge

Constructed over: Yamuna River

Length (Meter): 767

Location: Paonta Sahib (Himachal Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road    

64. Jajmau Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 720

Completed/Opened: 2011

Location: Jajmau (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Road

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65. Dayang Railway Bridge

Constructed over: Dayang River

Length (Meter): 713

Completed/Opened: 1970

Location: Haflong (Assam)

Transportation types: Rail      

66. Howrah Bridge (Ravindra Setu)

Constructed over: Hooghly River

Length (Meter): 705

Completed/Opened: 1943

Location: Kolkata (West Bengal)

Transportation types: Road    

67. Garmukteswar Bridge

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 671

Completed/Opened: 1901

Location: Garhmukteshwar (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types: Rail-cum-road

68. Lav Kush Barrage

Constructed over: Ganga River

Length (Meter): 621

Completed/Opened: 2000

Location: Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)

Transportation types:  Road

Bridges are the door to prosperity and urbanisation. It opens up for trade which might lead to growth. In other words, we can say that bridges create clusters of activity.

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