9 Most Beautiful and Outstanding Bridges in India

India is one of the largest countries in the world. It is also one of the fastest growing economies in the world. India was once the largest economy in the world in ancient period. The country has constructed a large number of bridges in ancient as well as modern time for easy transportation. You should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful and outstanding bridges in India whenever possible.

9 Most Beautiful and Outstanding Bridges in India

1. Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Mahatma Gandhi Setu is situated over the river “Ganga”, which is 5,575 km long. It connects Patna, and Hajipur in the state of Bihar. It is one of the longest river bridges in India. It was inaugurated by then the Prime Minister Mrs Indira Gandhi. The bridge is considered as one of the most outstanding bridges in India.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna
Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

2. Indira Gandhi Setu

Indira Gandhi Setu, also known as Pamban Bridge, is the second longest sea bridge in India. The length of the bridge is 2.3 km. It connects Mandapam and island of Rameshwaram in the state of Tamil Nadu. The bridge was opened for public in 1914. It is one of the beautiful bridges in India. You should not miss an opportunity to visit this amazing and modern bridge.

Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram
Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

3. Bandra Worli Sea Link

Bandra Worli Sea Link is also known as Rajiv Gandhi Setu. It links Bandra and Worli in the suburbs of the city of Mumbai. It is biggest sea link bridge in India. It had an average daily traffic of around 37,500 vehicles.

Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
Bandra Worli Sea Link, Mumbai. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

4. Rabindra Setu

The original name of Rabindra Setu is Howrah Bridge as it connects the city of Howrah. It carries daily traffic of approximately 100,000. Howrah Bridge is the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. It is also one of the busiest bridges in India.

Rabindra Setu, Kolkata
Rabindra Setu, Kolkata. Image Source: Wikimapia

5. Vidyasagar Setu

Vidyasagar Setu is the longest cable-styled bridge in India. The total length of this bridge is 822.96 metres. This bridge handles about 45,000 to 61,000 vehicles, which is considered as one of the busiest bridges in India.

Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata
Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

6. Narmada Bridge

Narmada Bridge is an award winning bridge, located in the state of Gujarat. It has 13 main spans of 96.2 m. and 4.63 km approach roads. It is one of the most important bridges in the state of Gujarat.

Narmada Bridge, Bharuch
Narmada Bridge, Bharuch

7. Naini Bridge

Naini Bridge is located in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. It is a cabled-style bridge designed double-decked truss. It is made up of steel material. The total length of bridge is 1006 m. It is one of the most beautiful bridges in India. You should not miss an opportunity to visit this beautiful bridge.

Naini Bridge, Allahabad
Naini Bridge, Allahabad. Image Source: MapsOfIndia

8. Jadukata Bridge

Jadukata Bridge an award winning bridge foe “Most outstanding concrete structure”. It is located at Ranikor in West Khasi Hills District in the state of Meghalaya. It is one of the most beautiful and outstanding bridges in India.

Jadukata Bridge, Meghalaya
Jadukata Bridge, Meghalaya. Image Source: Wikimapia

9. Swami Vivekananda Setu

Swami Vivekananda Setu was opened in 1931. It is rail cum road bridge. It links Bally and Dakshineswar to ease the traffic. The construction of this bridge was done by famous businessman Rai Bahadur Jagmal Raja Chauhan.

Swami Vivekananda Setu
Swami Vivekananda Setu. Image Source: CitySeekr

Read Also: Top 5 Longest Bridges in India including Railway Bridges

Article first published on December 25, 2015.

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