3rd Narmada Bridge

The New Narmada Bridge (or the 3rd Narmada Bridge) is an extra dosed bridge, constructed at Bharuch, India. It is a 1,344 m (4,409 ft) long bridge, built over river Narmada on NH-8. The four-lane bridge is a part of larger project involving six laning of a section of NH-8 between Vadodara and Surat. It runs parallel to Sardar Bridge. It is the extradosed bridge with the longest spans in India, 144 m (472 ft) long.[1][2][3][4]

3rd Narmada Bridge
Cable bridge of Bharuch.jpg
Extradosed bridge with the longest spans in India
Coordinates21°42′54″N 73°02′45″E / 21.7149°N 73.0458°E / 21.7149; 73.0458Coordinates: 21°42′54″N 73°02′45″E / 21.7149°N 73.0458°E / 21.7149; 73.0458
Carriesfour lanes of NH-8 traffic
CrossesNarmada River
Official nameNew Narmada Bridge
Named forNarmada River
Maintained byNHAI
DesignExtradosed bridge
MaterialSteel, Cement, Cables, Alloy
Total length1,344 m (4,409 ft)
Width22.8 m (75 ft)
Longest span144 m (472 ft)
No. of spans10
Constructed byNHAI & L & T
Construction start2014
Construction end2017
Construction cost379 crore (equivalent to 428 crore or US$60 million in 2019)
Opened7 March 2017

The bridge was constructed by Larsen & Toubro and Dywidag Systems International (DSI-Bridgecon). The estimated cost of bridge is 379 crore (equivalent to 428 crore or US$60 million in 2019). This bridge was inaugurated by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 March 2017.[3][5]

A few months later in June 2017, the Arrah–Chhapra Bridge opened and became the longest multi-span extradosed bridge in the world, with a main bridge length of 1,920 m (6,300 ft). Even so, the 3rd Narmada Bridge remains the extradosed bridge with the longest spans in India.


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  4. ^ https://www.patrika.com/ahmedabad-news/the-naming-of-the-new-bridge-over-the-movement-alert-1522572/
  5. ^ "Narendra Modi to open new bridge over Narmada on March 7 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 23 February 2017.