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10 iconic bridges that connect India

In 2021, India completed the arch of the world’s tallest railway bridge over the Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir. It measures 1,591 feet in diameter, with the tallest pillar being 439 feet high. The advanced design, which can withstand magnitude 8 earthquakes, will strengthen the Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla section of the Kashmir Railway by linking Katra and Banihal.

Jubilee Bridge

Jubilee BridgeHeritage Branch, Indian Railways

The Jubilee Bridge over the Howrah River was named for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria’s reign. Built in 1887, it became one of India’s oldest railway bridges and served for over a century before being replaced by the new Jubilee Bridge erected next door. The structure has also served as an iconic landmark for years, alongside one of the oldest Portuguese churches in eastern India, several museums, and other city attractions.

Second Mahanadi Railway Bridge

Second Mahanadi Bridgeindian railways

Commissioned in 2008, the second Mahanadi Railway Bridge spans 2.1 kilometers over the Mahanadi River near Cuttack in Odisha. It was built to carry blazing trains at a speed of 160 km/h on the Howrah-Chennai main line. Over the years, the Mahanadi Dam has become an attractive place for tourists and locals alike, lined with street vendors and restaurants offering the fresh catch of the day.