North East India is known to have few of the most incredible bridges in the world. Made of living roots, bamboos and ropes like Bamboo Bridge in Mizoram, Hanging Bridge in Arunachal Pradesh and Living Root Bridge in Meghalaya are some of the major attractions. Along with these incredible attractions, North East India also has man-made marvel, the tallest railway bridge of the world, located in Manipur. Dhola-Sadiya Bridge is the longest bridge in Tripura over Feni River. We have also listed some of India’s longest rail bridges in North East India.
It is the concrete road bridge passes over Brahmaputra River near Tezpur Assam. Kolia Bhomora is known to be the 3 km long stretch over the mighty Brahmaputra River (India’s longest river) connecting Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. It is the concrete road bridge pre-stressed over the mighty River Brahmaputra near Tezpur, Assam. The bridge is named after Kalia Bhomora Phukan (A great Ahom General). Bhomora Setu connects Sonitpur District located on the north bank of river to Nagaon district located on the south bank of Brahmaputra River. The 3 km long stretch is the amazing road bridge giving panoramic views of Brahmaputra River and the hills positioned on the river shores. When you drive over the bridge, don’t forget to go boating under it. It would complete your bridge watching experience. The bridge was built in the year 1987.
It is a must-visit destination in Meghalaya. In East Khasi Hills, it is one of the most popular bridges in the country. The single-decker and double-decker living root bridges are unique and truly giving the sight to behold. These bridges are known to be the tangles of huge thick roots. They have been intermingled to form a strong and robust bridge which can hold the weight of several people alike. The locals have special training to grow such bridges over the raised streams. They form a solid bridge with living roots. These living bridges are made of Ficus Elastica tree roots. It produces a lot of secondary roots which are perched over the giant boulders around the river banks and streams to make bridges.
Some of these root bridges are around 100 feet long. To become well-functional, they take around 10 to 15 years but they are amazingly strong enough to support around 50 people at one time. These bridges are still growing and getting stronger with time.
This suspension bridge is considered to be the highest bridge in Sikkim. It is the second tallest gorge bridge in Asia. It is among the most attractive tourist attractions in Sikkim and it is also the ideal place to enjoy bungee jumping.
It has set yet another great example of British architecture. Located in the Darjeeling District of West Bengal, the Coronation Bridge is also popular as the Sevoke Bridge passing over Teesta River, connecting Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.
This hanging bridge is located over the Siang River in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is basically a traditional ropeway passing over Siang Valley and it is made or bamboos and ropes.
Passing over Kyunshi River, the Jadukata Bridge is the longest cantilever bridge spanning over West Khasi Hills in Meghalaya and it is located at Ranikor in Meghalaya.
Namdang Stone Bridge has a rich and long-back history. It is located near Sibsagar Town in Assam and passing over Namdang River. It is 60m long bridge. The best part of this bridge is that it was cut off from a solid piece of rock.