7 Longest River Bridges In India

Vembanad Rail Bridge
Vembanad Rail Bridge
The Vembanad Rail Bridge is the most beautiful bridge in Kerala that connects Edappally and Vallarpadam in Kochi. It is considered as one of the longest railway bridge in India with the total length of 4.62 km. This bridge lets only 15 trains to pass each day. Vembanad Bridge is build over the backwaters of Vembanad Lake and passes through the 3 small islands. Vembanad Lake is the longest lake in India and the largest lake of Kerala and is also ranked as one of the largest Indian lakes that is famous as the host of the traditional sports, Nehru Trophy Snake Boat Race.

The link from Edapally to Vallarpadam start from Edapally running 3 km parallel to an existing track until it reaches Vaduthala. The rail line then passes through the Vembanad Bridge through 3 small islands, including the Idyakkara and Mulavukadu islands,Vembanad Lake to reach Vallarpadam. 80% of the bridge is constructed over water.The bridge comprises 231 girders, each weighing 220 tonnes. The bridge has 132 spans consisting of 33 spans of 20 m and 99 spans of 40 m which are made of PSC girders and cater to electric traction.

Total length: 4.62 km

Location: Kochi
Write your comment now