BEAM BRIDGE The beam type is the simplest type of bridge. The beam bridge could be anything as simple as a plank of wood to a complex structure. It is made of two or more supports which hold up a beam.
ARCH BRIDGE In the arch type of bridge, weight is carried outward along two paths, curving toward the ground.
SUSPENSION BRIDGE The deck (trafficway) of a suspension bridge is hung by cables which hang from towers. The cables transfer the weight to the towers, which transfer the weight to the ground.
CANTILEVER BRIDGE In the cantilever type of bridge, two beams support another beam, which is where the deck or trafficway is. The two beams must be anchored, and this must be done well.
Jadukata bridge is situated in the West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya, some 128 km from Shillong. • The most fascinating aspect of the bridge is the 140 m long central span. • In fact, it is the longest span cantilever bridge in the country.
The Dwaki suspension bridge over river Pyan at Dwaki was constructed in 1932. • The bridge is Located near Meghalaya-Bangladesh border • It is a vital trade link with Bangladesh.
Vidyasagar Setu, also known as second Hooghly Bridge, a Golden Gate Bridge which connects the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah. • The morning scenes of Kolkata from this bridge is simply mind blowing. • With 9 lanes of traffic routes the bridge is capable of handling more than 85,000 vehicles every day.
The Narmada Bridge that connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch was built in 1881 by the British, • who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration officials in Mumbai. • The Bridge is also called Golden Bridge. • The Golden Bridge has seen many floods and natural disasters like earthquakes, • but it has stood for 129 years, providing daily transportation to the people of Ankleshwar and Bharuch.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu is a bridge over the river Ganges connecting Patna in the south to Hajipur in the north of Bihar. • It was the longest river bridge in India at the time of its construction. • It was inaugurated in May 1982 by the then Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi.
The Brahmaputra bridge was built over river Brahmaputra. • This was the second bridge to be built across the river. • This bridge provides a vital link between the north-eastern states and the rest of India.
This is one of the oldest arch bridges • This was built in the north-east before Independence of India. • The Teesta bridge forms a vital link to Bangladesh, from Sikkim and West B engal.
This elegant structure in Andhra Pradesh is the first and only bow string girder arch bridge in the country.