Indian Railways is the 4th largest National Railway System in the World with the route length of over 67,856 km and 126,366 km (78,520 mi) of track length, as of March 31, 2022. When we talk about Indian Railways, we all remember some beautiful memories of our journeys. These memories include the valleys, the bridges over the rivers, the streams and the tunnels which seems to be adventurous.
So today in this article we are going to tell you about the top 10 longest bridges of Indian Railways that not only provide a significant means of connectivity but also make our journey beautiful.
Indian Railway Bridges
Railway Bridges that connect two points over an obstacle and provide a way to Indian Railway are of total 147253 in numbers as of April 1, 2018. There are around 37,689 railway bridges that are over 100 years old. Surprisingly these numbers include around 6680 bridges that are over 140 years old. These types of bridges are also known as the Grandpa Bridges of Indian Railways.
List of Top 10 Longest Railway Bridges
|Name of Bridge||Length||Place||River|
|Vembanad Bridge||4,520 m||Connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi, Kerala||Vembanad lake|
|Nehru Setu Rail Bridge||3,059 m||Connects Dehri-on-Son River and Son Nagar, Bihar||Son River|
|Godavari Arch Bridge||2,745 m||Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh||Godavari River|
|Havelock Bridge||2,700 m||Andhra Pradesh||Godavari River|
|Mahanadi Rail Bridge||2880 m||Bhootmundei, Odisha||Mahanadi|
|Pamban Bridge||2065 m||Connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland of Tamilnadu||Indian Ocean|
|Sharavathi River Bridge||2060 m||Karnataka||Sharavati river|
|Konkan Railway Bridge or Zuari Bridge||1319 m||Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka||Zuari river|
|Balawali Railway Bridge||840 m||Laksar Najibabad Railway route, Uttar Pradesh||Ganga River|
|Jubilee Bridge Hooghly||482 m||Connects Naihati and Bandel of Calcutta, West-Bengal||Hooghly between Naihati and Bandel at Calcutta|
Questions on Indian Railways
Which station has the longest platform in the world?
Gorakhpur Railway Junction in Uttar Pradesh has the longest platform with a length of 1,355.40 m.
Which stations was formerly known as Victoria Terminus?
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus.
Who was the first Railway Minister of independent India?
Shatabdi Express trains were introduced in 1989 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of which of the following personalities?
In which city is the Wheel and Axle Plant of the Indian Railways located?
What is the rank of India in the world in terms of length of railroad network?