The Coronation Bridge in Darjeeling spans across the Teesta River and connects Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri. It is also known as the Sevoke Bridge. It was named to celebrate the coronation of King George VI in 1937 and was completed in 1941.
The 5.6 kilometer Bandra Worli Sealink, which is also known as the Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, crosses the Arabian Sea, linking the Mumbai suburbs with south Mumbai. This bridge consists of one or more columns, with cables supporting the bridge deck and is stretched over Mumbai's western coast.
Also known as Rabindra Setu, Howrah Bridge is made over the Hoogly River, Kolkata. This bridge that connects Kolkata and Howrah is the largest cantilever bridge in India.
Pamban Bridge is the second longest sea bridge in India at a length of about 2.3 km and also has the distinction of being India's first sea bridge. A cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait, it connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India.
As the name suggests, a pontoon bridge is a bridge that floats on water. Found mostly in the rural areas, it is a floating bridge with barges or boats ('pontoons') to support the bridge deck. Pontoon bridges are usually temporary structures, but some are used for long periods.
Far-famed as the second Hoogly Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu is a toll-bridge over the Hoogly River in West Bengal. This cable-stayed bridge links the cities of Kolkata and Howrah.
Some of the bridges in India are marvellous pieces of architecture. While they are primarily used for transportation, the sheer brilliance of engineering as well as aesthetic beauty cannot be ignored. We look here at some of the eye-pleasing bridges in the country. Pics courtesy: Jagran