A bridge is a structure built to span a physical obstacle, such as a river, valley, or road, without closing the way underneath, Opines India’s Leading Real Estate Astrologer and Strategist, Hirav Shah
It is constructed for the purpose of providing passage over the obstacle, usually something that can be detrimental to cross otherwise.
There are many different designs that each serve a particular purpose and apply to different situations.
Designs of bridges vary depending on the function of the bridge, the nature of the terrain where the bridge is constructed and anchored, the material used to make it, and the funds available to build it.
Meanwhile, Hirav Shah selects the five most beautiful bridges of India which are absolutely eye catchy and stunning. Apart from obviously connecting places, these extraordinary bridges attract travellers and daily commuters in equal measure ; Reasons being their architectural brilliance, great engineering and their dreamy looks !!
1.Howrah Bridge, Kolkata
If anyone mentions Kolkata, the first place that comes to the mind is Howrah Bridge.
Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge that spans over the Hooghly River in West Bengal. A cantilever bridge is the one built using cantilevers, structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. The bridge does not have nuts and bolts and was built by riveting the whole structure.It carries a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, making it one of the busiest cantilever bridges in the world.
Howrah Bridge is certainly the most recognised landmark bridge in West Bengal and even India.
It enchants you and makes you turn your heads when you cross it. You look from East to West and West to East to capture its beauty in your mind, but it makes an exceptional place in your heart.
2. Vidyasagar Setu, Kolkata
Also known as the Second Hooghly Bridge, Vidyasagar Setu is a cable-stayed toll bridge over the Hooghly River, connecting Kolkata and Howrah. Named after the 19th century Bengali polymath Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, it is one of the longest bridges in Asia. The bridge spans for over 457 m in length and is around 35 m wide. This cable-styled bridge has 121 cables in a fan-like arrangement that have been built using steel pylons that are around 127.6 m high. Construction of the bridge started in 1978 and was completed in 1992. Vidyasagar Setu was finally commissioned in October 1992 and opened to public thereafter. It is one of the most prominent bridges in eastern India and is known for its architectural splendour. If you love long drives, it is one of the best places to enjoy the same, especially late at night.
3.Bandra–Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
The Bandra–Worli Sea Link (officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link) is a bridge that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. It is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side. It is a part of the proposed Western Freeway that will link the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai’s main business district.
Race the winds as you drive under the stunning silver cone cables of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link and gaze at the stunning sunsets of Arabian Sea. Opened in 2009, the 5.6 km-long bridge is India’s answer to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and the country’s longest bridge over water.
One of the coolest facts about Mumbai’s much-loved bridge is the fact that its weight is equal to the weight of 56,000 African Elephants put together, after all, 90,000 tons of cement was used to build this beauty. And if this isn’t too cool, how about the fact that all the steel cables put together would probably be as long as the circumference of the earth and each one of them is strong enough to hold 900 tons of weight. Over Rs 90 million is spent on illuminating the sea link.The bridge is certainly an architectural landmark for Mumbai and Maharashtra.
4. Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram
It is a railway bridge which connects the town of Mandapam in mainland India with Pamban Island, and Rameswaram. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India’s first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010.
Literally rising above the waters of the Indian Ocean, this 100-year-old rail and road bridge connects a two–km-long stretch between Rameshwaram on Pamban Island and the Indian mainland. The engineering marvel not only offers spectacular views of the seascape and the islands around, but also periodically opens up to let the ships, cargo carriers, fishing vessels and oil tankers sail through it.
5.New Yamuna Bridge, Prayagraj
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The New Yamuna Bridge is like a new feather in Prayagraj’s cap.
The New Yamuna Bridge is also the first six-lane bridge in India built with modern design and structure. It has two pylons, made up of concrete material, that provide support to the major part of the deck of the bridge held together by steel cables. The bridge also acts as a road link between Prayagraj and NH-27 stretching across for 370 meters. The modern technology combined with environmental compatibility and excellent quality make for some of the features of this bridge that offer great benefits. India has a stupendous network of bridges and this bridge is a fine example of the country’s tremendous growth in infrastructure.
The bridge is one of the most beautifully illuminated road transit links in the country.
It has become a very popular tourist attraction because of the stunning river views from it and also the way it looks under the lights, at night.
India’s leading Astro-Strategist Hirav Shah Concludes,
Bridges symbolize change and flexibility.
When you are on one side, “you can easily move to the other side.”
On that note, when you are in 2020, “you will easily move to 2021, just a matter of a few days”
And, 2021 certainly can be a hopeful and pleasant year, a positive and reviving year with the aid of Astro-Strategy.
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