India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge “Bogibeel” to be come up over Brahmaputra
The Bogibeel Bridge is a combined road and rail bridge over the Brahmaputra River in Assam, which is expected to complete at the end of 2018. Sited about 17 km downstream of Dibrugarh town, the 4.94km bridge will facilitate road and rail connectivity between the north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern part of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge is 32m above the water level of the Brahmaputra and is fashioned on a bridge that links Sweden and Denmark. It has three lane roads on top and double line rail below. Upon completion, Bogibeel will be the longest rail-cum-road bridge in India and 2nd longest bridge over the Brahmaputra after Dhola-Sadiya Bridge which is a road bridge of length 9.15 km.
Topics: Arunachal Pradesh • Assam • Bogibeel Bridge • Brahmaputra River • Dhola • Dhubri-Phulbari bridge • Dibrugarh • Dibrugarh district • Rivers • States and union territories of India • Territorial disputes of China
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