The Indian infrastructures of bridges are making their way to international market. India has some of the best structure of flyovers, expressway, tunnels, cloverleaves, Dams, Elevated freeway and bridges. These structures and bridges play a very important role to make world’s largest railway network. The longest rail bridge in the country at 4.62km located in the land of attraction state of Kerala known as Vembanad rail bridge. Rail-cum road bridges like Godavari bridge on Godavari river, Naranarayana bridge on Brahmaputra river and Farakka Barrage on holy Ganges river are not included in this article. India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge is under construction on the river Gange in Patna, Bihar.
3. Vembanad Bridge
The Vembanad Rail Bridge is located in the state of Kerala and connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi. Vembanad rail bridge is the longest rail bridge in India with the total length of 4.62 km. The railway line bridge is dedicated for only goods trains and traffic is 15 trains per day. Vembanad bridge is built over the backwaters of Vembanad Lake and passes through the 3 small islands. Vembanad lake is the longest lake in India and the largest lake of Kerala, also rank in one of the largest Indian lakes, used for traditional sports of Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.
2. Pamban Bridge
The cantilever railway bridge is the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra-Worli Sea Link) with a total length of nearly 2.065 km. The Pamban Bridge is India’s first sea bridge and third longest rail bridge in India, build across the Palk strait water body. The Pamban Bridge also known as Rameshwaram bridge is located in Rameshwaram, Tamilnadu and connects Rameswaram island to the mainland of India. Pamban Bridge is a bascule bridge that allows ships to pass under the bridge. There is also a 2 lanes Pamban Road bridge runs parallel to the cantilever railway bridge.
1. Sharavathi River Bridge:
Sharavathi is the major river of Karnataka state, flows entirely within the state of Karnataka and joins the Arabian Sea at Honnavar of Uttara Kannada district. The 2.060 km long Sharavathi Bridge is Konkan railway longest bridge, situated near to Honnavar. Sharavathi river originates from Linganamakki dam in the Sagara taluk and flows towards west, one of the westward flowing rivers of India. The river basin lies in the Western Ghats which is home to rare species of flora and fauna and forms the famous Jog waterfalls.