Bogibeel bridge is the largest rail cum road bridge in India. It is located in Assam in India. The foundation stone of this Bridge was established in January 1997 by then prime minister. The bridge inaugurated in 2020 after lengthy construction work. Popular constriction Company Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), and Gammon India constrict this bridge. It takes almost 200 months to complete This Signature constriction. This is truly a great architecture in its own segment. Fully welded steel and concrete beam have been used to creating bridges.
The length of the bridge has made it the second-longest bridge in the world on the basis of rail cum road bridge. However its the longest rail cum road bridge in India. The bridge has a total of five-lane, two-lane ( lower deck ) for railway and three-lane for transportation. The rail runes five times a week over the bridge. The present Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the bridge in December 2018. The total cost to build the bridge is ₹5,960 crores. But Initially, the total estimated cost of building the bridge was ₹1,767 crore. Engineers determine the bridge’s life span to be 120 years.
Bogibeel bridge length
The length of the bridge initially calculated to be 4.31 kilometers (2.68 mi). However, when the bridge construction finished, the final length of the bridge found 4.94 kilometers (3.07 mi).
History Of Bogibeel Bridge
The bridge was first planned as part of Assam’s infrastructure projects in 1985. The foundation stone of the bridge laid in January 1997. But during the time of the next prime minister( Atal Bihari Vajpayee ), the main task of building the bridge began. However, for financial support and natural disaster, the construction of the bridge halted until 2007. Therefore, with the financial support of the Indian Railway, the construction of the bridge started again. This bridge designed in the style of the Truss bridge. Present prime minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this bridge on 25th December 2018, on the birthday of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This bridge dedicated to famous film-maker Bhupen Hazarika.
Location of Bogibeel Bridge
This bridge is situated In Assam ( 786008 ), northeast India. Great Brahmaputra river flows under this bridge. The Assam and Arunachal Pradesh border is about 20 km from this bridge. The bridge connects the town of Dibrugarh and Dhemaji on the banks of the river Brahmaputra in Assam.This bridge
Significance of This Bridge
The bridge-playing an important role in the Indian economy. This bridge develops a smooth transportation system between Assam and Arunachal, so-called Tibetian Border region. This bridge reduces four hours to travel from Assam to Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge has impacted the lives of five million people in Assum and Arunachal Pradesh.it remains the lifeline of the Tibetan religion. The length of the bridge is 4.94 kilometers. And there was a total of 41 spans all over the bridge.
It is an alternative bridge of Tezpur named Kolia Vamora Bridge. However, the new bridge is much more reachable and provides smooth transportation. The Indian – china border situated just 516.3 km away from the Bogibeel bridge. This bridge mak a huge impact on National security. Keeping in mind wartime activities, the bridge developed vary uniquely. A jet plane can easily land over the bridge in an emergency situation. And the bridge is enough too for passing a war tank. In conclusion, Bogibeel bridge show an amazing arcitecher style in digital era.