List of longest bridges above water in India

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This is a list of India’s bridges longer than 500 metres (1,640 ft) sorted by their full length above water.[1][2]

Name Spanning Feet Completed
/Opened
Traffic State City
River Name meters
Mahatma Gandhi Setu[3] Ganges 5,750 18,860 1982 Road Bihar Patna - Hajipur
Bandra-Worli Sea Link[4] Mahim bay 5,575 18,291 2009 Road Maharashtra Mumbai
Vikramshila Setu[5] Ganges 4,700 15,400 2001 Road Bihar Bhagalpur
Vembanad Rail Bridge[6] Vembanad Lake 4,620 15,160 2011 Rail Kerala Kochi
Digha–Sonpur rail–cum–road bridge Ganges 4,556 14,948 2016 Rail-cum-Road Bihar PatnaSonpur
Munger Ganga Bridge Ganges 3,692 12,113 2016 Rail-cum-Road Bihar Munger
Jawahar Setu[7] Son River 3,061 10,043 1965 Road Bihar Dehri
Nehru Setu[8] Son River 3,059 10,036 1900 Rail Bihar Dehri
Kolia Bhomora Setu Brahmaputra River 3,015 9,892 1987 Road Assam Tezpur
Korthi-Kolhar Bridge[9] Krishna River 3,000 9,800 2006 Road Karnataka Bijapur
Godavari Bridge
Godavari River 2,775 9,104 1974 Rail-cum-road Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Old Godavari Bridge
Now decommissioned[10]
Godavari River 2,745 9,006 1900 Rail Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Godavari Arch Bridge[10] Godavari River 2,745 9,006 1997/2003 Rail Andhra Pradesh Rajahmundry
Penumudi–Puligadda Bridge Krishna 2,590 8,500 2006 Road Andhra Pradesh Avanigadda
Pamban Bridge Palk Strait 2,300 7,500 1988 Road Tamil Nadu Pamban Island
Naranarayan Setu[11] Brahmaputra River 2,284 7,493 1998 Rail-cum-road Assam Jogighopa
Farakka Barrage[12] Ganges 2,240 7,350 1975 Rail-cum-road West Bengal Farakka
Kanakadurga Varadhi[13] Krishna River 2,200 7,200 1995 Road Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge[14] Mahanadi River 2,100 6,900 2008 Rail Odisha Cuttack
Pamban Bridge[15] Palk Strait 2,065 6,775 1913 Rail Tamil Nadu Pamban Island
Sharavathi Bridge[16] Sharavathi River 2,060 6,760 1994 Rail Karnataka Honnavar
Rajendra Setu[17] Ganges 2,000 6,600 1959 Rail-cum-road Bihar Hathidah
Mahanadi Bridge, Boudh[18] Mahanadi River 1,950.7 6,400 1899 Rail Odisha Sonepur
Gautam Buddha Bridge Gandak River 1,848 6,063 2009/2013 Road Bihar West Champaran
Vashi Bridge Thane Creek 1,837 6,027 1997 Road Maharashtra Mumbai
New Yamuna Bridge[19] Yamuna River 1,510 4,950 2004 Road Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Vangal-Mohanur Bridge Cauvery River 1,505 4,938 2016 Road Tamil Nadu VangalMohanur
Thanthai Periyar Bridge[20] Cauvery River 1,500 4,900 1971 Road Tamil Nadu MusiriKulithalai
Koilwar Bridge[10] Son River 1,440 4,720 1862 Rail-cum-road Bihar Koilwar
Mahanadi Bridge[21] Mahanadi River 1,400 4,600 1961 Road Odisha Bhootmundei, Paradip
Neelathanallur-Madhanathur bridge The Kollidam 1,400 4,600 2011 Road Tamil Nadu Kumbakonam To Jayankondam
Second Narmada Bridge[22] Narmada River 1,365 4,478 2000 Road Gujarat Bharuch
Saraighat Bridge[10] Brahmaputra River 1,300 4,300 1962 Rail-cum-road Assam Guwahati
Prakasam Barrage[23] Krishna River 1,224 4,016 1885 Road Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada
Elgin Bridge (Barabanki) Ghaghra River 1,126.2 3,695 1896 Rail Uttar Pradesh Barabanki
Ghagra Bridge (Road) Ghaghra River 1,100 3,600  ? Road Uttar Pradesh Barabanki
Malviya Bridge (Dufferin Bridge)[24] Ganges River 1,048.5 3,440 1887 Rail-cum-road Uttar Pradesh Varanasi
Sharavathi Bridge[25] Sharavathi River 1,048 3,438 1984 Road Karnataka Honnavar
Airoli Bridge[26] Thane Creek 1,030 3,380 1999 Road Maharashtra Mumbai
Old Naini Bridge[27] Yamuna River 1,006 3,301 1865 Rail-cum-road Uttar Pradesh Allahabad
Chamravattom Regulator-cum-Bridge[28] Bharathappuzha 978 3,209 2012 Road Kerala Chamravattom
Vivekananda Setu Hooghly River 900 3,000 1932 Rail-cum-road West Bengal Dakshineswar-Bally
Coleroon Bridge[29] The Kollidam 900 3,000 2012 Road Tamil Nadu Tiruchirappalli
Nivedita Setu[30] Hooghly River 880 2,890 2007 Road West Bengal Dakshineswar-Bally
Chambal Bridge Chambal River 850 2,790 2016 Road Rajasthan Dholpur
Vidyasagar Setu[31] Hooghly River 822 2,697 1992 Road West Bengal Kolkata
Netravati Bridge[32] Netravati River 804 2,638 1965 Road Karnataka Mangalore
Paramathi Velur Bridge (NH 7)[20] Cauvery River 803 2,635  ? Road Tamil Nadu PugalurVelur
Yamuna Bridge[33] Yamuna River 767 2,516  ? Road Himachal Pradesh Paonta Sahib
Jajmau Bridge[34] Ganges River 720 2,360 2011 Road Uttar Pradesh Jajmau
Howrah Bridge[35] Hooghly River 705 2,313 1943 Road West Bengal Kolkata
Garmukteswar Bridge[10] Ganges River 671 2,201 1901 Rail-cum-road Uttar Pradesh Garhmukteshwar
Lav Kush Barrage Ganges River 621 2,037 2000 Road Uttar Pradesh Kanpur

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