Bogibeel Bridge which is coming up over the Brahmaputra River in Dibrugarh district of upper Assam is the country’s longest rail-cum-road bridge.
The 4.94 km bridge, stated to be the lifeline of the Northeast, will facilitate connectivity between north and south banks of the Brahmaputra in the eastern region of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
The rail link across the bridge will connect two existing railway networks running at south bank and north bank of the river with the present meter gauge railway network at north bank side undergoing conversion into broad gauge.
Even the national security of the country’s eastern region would be further strengthened after commissioning of the bridge.
State-of-the-art technology is being used for the construction of this bridge. The bridge is also 100% welded bridge making it lightweight.
Bogibeel is a double-deck bridge, the lower deck comprise of a two-line railway track and the upper deck has a three-lane road.
This marquee project is being executed for North Frontier Railway (NFR) by HCC-DSD-VNR consortium.
Essar Steel has bagged the order to supply 20,000 tonnes of high strength steel plates to this prestigious project of national importance.
In the last few years, Essar Steel has emerged as a major supplier of steel to marquee infrastructure projects in the country.