The advancement of technology has touched every aspect of our lives, including the construction sector. There have been many road bridges which have been constructed over water to connect two land masses, for the purpose of making the distance between them shortest. It is not easy to build such long bridges over water, as there is no solid foundation for them. Despite this difficulty, the country has been successful in building numerous long bridges over water in recent years. These bridges are the symbols of the progress in science and technology and have done our country proud.
Listed below are the top 10 longest road bridges above water in India:
10. Godavari Bridge
Goodavari Bridge is a rail cum road bridge, which lies over River Godavari in Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh. The length of this bridge is 2754 m and it was opened in 1970.
9. Korthi Kolhar Bridge
With a length of 3000 m, the Korthi Kolhar Bridge in Bijapur, Karnataka occupies the ninth position on the list of top 10 longest road bridges above water in India. The bridge was inaugurated in 2006 and spans the Krishna River.
8. Kolia Bhomora Setu
Among the longest road bridges above water in India comes, the Kolia Bhomora Setu, built over the River Brahmaputra. The 3015 m long road bridge lies in Tezpur, Assam and was started for public service in 1987.
7. Jawahar Setu
Built over a length of 3061 m above the Son River, the Jawahar Setu comes next in the list. It is located in Dehri in Bihar and has been operational since the year 1965.
6. Munger-Ganga Bridge
Munger Ganga Bridge is another bridge which has been constructed above River Ganga, in Munger, Bihar. The bridge spans a length of 3190 m and is expected to start operating by December 2014. It will connect Munger to the Begusarai and Khagaria districts.