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Bogibeel India's Longest Rail-Road Bridge

Bogibeel Bridge

Bogibeel Bridge of India
This Bridge is the longest Rail Road Bridge in India which is on Brahmaputra River which connects the two 7 sister  States which are Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The Bridge is a Steel Truss Bridge which is used for both Railway and roadway which is of strategic importance for the state as well as the Military troops.
Bogibeel Bridge of India
The location of the bridge is also very close to the Indo-China Border which will help in times of war and disaster time.
This bridge is 4.9 km long which is the Longest Rail-Road Bridge and it is the 5th longest Bridge of India overall. The top 4 bridges in India are Bhupen Hazarika Setu, Dibang River Bridge, Mahatma Gandhi Setu, and Bandra Worli Sealink. This bridge has the longest span of 141 m and 41 total spans. The construction started in 2002 and due to many delays by the new government from 2003 to 2013 which made its standstill. The work started with the new government in 2014 and completed in 2018. The delay was also due to extreme weather conditions and river floods. The Bridge opened on 25th December 2018.
Bogibeel Bridge in India
Bogibeel Bridge At Day
Bogibeel Bridge of India
Bogibeel Bridge At Night
The Bridge project was given to Hindustan Construction Company (HCC) which set up the factory plant on-site for this work. The Bridge was made such that the bridge looks like a single piece. The inner part of the steel truss was filled with concrete so the inner part won't get corroded with the weather and condition over there. The filled concrete will also reduce the work of maintenance and less paint will be required to paint the parts of the truss to avoid corrosion.


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