Nitin Gadkari Inaugurates Zuari Bridge, India’s Second-Largest Cable Bridge In Goa

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Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the first phase of the new Zuari bridge in Goa on 29th December, 2022.

Important facts

  • This bridge is the second largest cable-stayed bridge in India. The bridge is built over the famous Zuari riverin the state and is eight lanes wide.

  • The new bridge in Goa is expected to improve connectivity between North Goa and South Goa.

  • Located on NH-17/NH-66 on Panjim-Mangalore section in the state of Goa, the bridge will reduce the travel time between North and South Goa by minimising the traffic blockades between the Bambolim-Agasaim-Cortalim-Sancoale to Verna Junction.

  • This 640 meter long bridge is being built in three phases.

Top 5 longest Cable-Stayed Bridges in India

  • Kacchi Dargah Bidupur Bridge, Bihar - It connects Kacchi Dargah in Patna and Bidupur in Hajipur.

  • Kota Chambal Bridge- total length 1.5 km across Chambal river. The 6 lane bridge crosses the Chambal river just outside the kota city.

  • 3rd Narmada Bridge, Bharuch- also known as New Narmada Bridge is a 1.4 km long four-lane bridge built over river Narmada and known as longest extra dosed bridge in India.

  • Vidyasagar Setu - The Second Hooghly Bridge is known as Vidyasagar Setu, A Cable-Stayed toll bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. 

  • Bandra–Worli Sea Link - It connects Bandra with Worli and part of the proposed Western Freeway. 

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