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Dhola Sadiya - The Bridge Of Hope

Dhola sadiya (Bhupen Hazarika Setu) is the largest bridge amongst in the history of bridges of India, and it has the length of 9.5 kilo meters. Dhola Sadiya bridge is meant to decrease the travel time between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by four hours. The Dhola – Sadiya Bridge is all set to be used by the general public in 2017. It grows over the Lohit River to connect the two states of India in particular, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and this bridge is of 5.69 mi.

The development of this bridge started in 2011 under the supervision of the Ministry of Road Transport and it is a result of the contemplations introduced by the head administrator of India Highways. This project started under the joint collaboration of public private ownership i.e. partnership of Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd with Ministry of road transport and highways.

Brahmaputra River

Along its natural course, the Brahmaputra River makes its way through the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and Bangladesh. The river is 3,848 km (2,391 mi) long, and its drainage area is 712,035 km2 (274,918 sq mi). For most of its length, the river is appeared be an important inland waterway.

For connecting the two Indian states, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the largest bridge in India “Dhola Sadiya“, is being constructed over Brahmaputra. It is destination for many heart warming sites and sceneries. The people living in the different parts of the Brahmaputra valley reflect various origins and cultures.

Bridge Stats

Title Name
Coordinates 27°47′55″N 95°40′34″E
Crosses Lohit River
Locale Dhola-Sadiya, Tinsukia, India
Official Name Dhola-Sadiya
Total Length 9.15 km (5.69 mi)
Width 12.9 m (42ft)
No. Of Spans 183
Construction Start 2011
Construction End 2017

Brahmaputra River
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Construction Highlights

This bridge is a joint work of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in public private partnership with Navayuga Engineering Company Ltd. The official name of this bridge is Dhola sadiya which is crossing the Lohit River, connecting Dhola in Assam with Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. This longest bridge in India has the length of 9.5 kms and the locus of this bridge is Dhola-Sadiya, Tinsukia, India. The construction of this Sadiya Bridge started in 2011 under the supervision of Ministry of road Transport and set to be functional in 2017.

This bridge has the coordinates of 27°47′55″N 95°40′34″E. With the striking feature of reducing the considerable measure of distance between the two states, this bridge will bring a revolution. It will save a lot of time and money of those who have to travel between these two places frequently. This bridge has a width of 12.9 m and has one hundred and eighty three number of spans.

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