India’s longest river bridge will be built across the Brahmaputra, connecting Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya, and will cut road travel by 203km as also travel time.
The 19.3km, four-lane bridge will be built by 2026-27, government officials said. Considering how critical the bridge construction will be, the government’s highway construction wing, the National Highways and Industrial Development Corporation Ltd, recently reached out to global players in France.
At present, vehicles take an over-200km-long detour using the Naranarayan bridge, which is 60km upstream. The new bridge will complete the missing link of NH127B from Assam to Meghalaya. Currently, small boats run between Dhubri and Phulbari. It takes about two and a half hours to cross the river. Currently, the longest river bridge in India, at 9.15km, is the Dhola-Sadiya bridge which was opened last year. Read more
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