Thursday, 1 June 2017

PM Modi inaugurates India's longest bridge in Assam

India's longest river bridge capable of withstanding the weight of a 60-tonne battle tank inaugurated in Assam close to the border with China on May 26.

About Dhola - Sadiya Bridge (Bhupen Hazarika Bridge)
  • It is a beam bridge connecting NorthEast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The construction of the bridge began in 2011 at a project cost of Rs 950 Crore. The design is such that the bridge can withstand the military tanks.
  • The bridge spans the Lohit River, a majority tributary of the Brahmaputra River, from the village of Dhola in the South to Sadiya to the North.
  • The bridge is named after Bhupen Hazarika, a famous musician, poet , filmmaker and lyricist from Assam.

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