In a vast country like India, roadways and railways provide easy accessibility to different parts of the country. Indian and overseas travelers find it enjoyable and interesting to travel via roads and rails as it helps them to behold the true colors of vibrant Indian kaleidoscope. Although they are not as quick as airplanes but some privileges are restricted to the road and railway transport industry.
India has a diverse topography that abounds with snow clad mountains, deserts, beaches, river valleys and hills. The connectivity to different parts of this country has been made possible by an impressive network of road and railway bridges as some natural boundations have hurdled the mobility of road vehicles and railways. Here is the list of some famous Indian rail cum road bridges for your kind perusal.
Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link (Bandra-Worli Sea Link)
|Rajiv Gandhi Bridge, Bandra|
It is a cable stayed bridge which links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai to Worli in South Mumbai. This bridge has a concrete steel viaduct on both sides. Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) in association with the Hindustan Construction Company has executed this project worth Rs. 1600 crore.
|Rajendra Setu - The road cum rail bridge near Mokama in Patna|
2 kilometers in terms of length, the Rajendra Setu has another name called Mokama bridge. This bridge was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad in the year 1959.
|Saraighat Bridge, Guwahati|
Built in Guwahati, this bridge connects the Brahmaputra River of Assam to the Saraighat. Opened for general public in 1962, Saraighat Bridge offers proximity to the Chilarai Park and Lachit Borphukan Park.
|Naranarayana Setu, Assam|
This bridge is 2.5 kilometers long and connects the Pancharatna to the town of Goalpara. The former Prime Minister of India ‘Atal Bihari Vajpayee’ performed the inauguration ceremony of this bridge in 1998.
|Godavari bridge, Rajahmundry|
Godavari Bridge has a length of 2.7 kilometers and was commissioned by Indian Railway’s South Central Railway. President Fakhruddin Ahmed was the guest of honor during the inauguration ceremony of this bridge held in 1977.
|Howrah Bridge, Kolkata|
Built on the Hoogly River, Howrah Bridge is the largest cantilever bridge in India. It connects Kolkata and Howrah and was renamed Rabindra Setu on 14th June, 1965.
It requires years of construction to construct a solid bridge. Hundreds of workers have put in a lot of hard work to build them. No matter whether these bridges have been built to connect nearby places or far-off destinations, they certainly play an important role in day to day life.