Bridge Related Current affairs 2023

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Bridges in India are an important part of the country’s infrastructure, as they provide connectivity and facilitate the movement of people and goods between different regions. India has a wide variety of bridges, from ancient stone and iron structures to modern concrete and steel bridges.

The Government of India often refurbished and constructs various new bridges to maintain the country’s infrastructure and internal transportation. In this context, we have listed some recent events related to Bridge in this article. Here are the Latest Bridge Related Current affairs 2023.

Bridge Related Current Affairs
Bridge-Related Current Affairs

Bridge Related Current affairs 2022 India

New Pamban Bridge

▪ It is India’s first vertical lift sea bridge.
▪ Total length of the Bridge: 2.078 Km.
▪ Estimated cost of the project is ₹279.63 crore.

▪ The bridge is set to replace the iconic Pamban bridge.

▪ The Pamban bridge is the first sea bridge in India, which was opened in 1914.

▪ The new bridge has a 72 meter long vertical lift span, which can be lifted by 17 meters to allow ships to pass under it.

▪  It connects the town of Mandapam in mainland India with Rameswaram on Pamban Island.

New Zuari bridge

▪ Recently, Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the New Zuari bridge located in Goa.

▪ It is the second-largest cable-stayed bridge in India.

▪ The bridge is located over the  Zuari River on the Panaji–Margao stretch of the National Highway 66. 

▪ This bridge will be used as an expressway between Panaji and Margao.

Rajkot Under-Bridge

▪ An under-bridge in Rajkot, Gujarat has been named after General Bipin Rawat to honor the country’s first Chief of Defense Staff.

▪ Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel virtually inaugurated the under-bridge located in Laxmi Nagar.

Anji Khad Bridge

▪ Country’s first cable-stayed bridge over the Anji River (a tributary of the Chenab River).

▪ The bridge is located in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district.

▪ Recently, Indian Railways shared new images of the country’s first cable-stayed Anji Khad Bridge.

▪ It connects the Katra and Reasi Sections of the Jammu–Baramulla line.

Jhula Bailey Suspension Bridge

▪ Recently, Jhula Bailey Suspension Bridge was inaugurated at Jammu & Kashmir’s Ramban.

▪ The bridge is built over the Chenab River.

▪ It connects the old town of Ramban with the district administrative complex Maitra Ramban.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu

▪ It is India’s longest steel bridge built over the river Ganga.

▪ It is also known as “Ganga Setu”, connecting National Highways 22 and 31.

▪ Its length is 5.7Km and it is the third-longest river bridge in India.

Also See, Top 10 Longest Brideges in India 2023

Miscellaneous One-liners India

▪ Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the 14.5 km long rail-cum-road-bridge over the river Ganga in Bihar.

▪ Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has signed an MOU with Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited, Kolkata for the construction of 27 bridges in border areas.

▪ Meghalaya’s living root bridges have found a place in the tentative list of World Heritage Sites under UNESCO.

▪ Recently, the ‘Golden Joint’ of the Chenab Railway bridge was inaugurated in the Reasi districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

▪ PM, Modi inaugurated the 300 meters long pedestrian-only “Atal Bridge” over the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad.

▪ Recently, at least 141 people were killed when a British-era pedestrian suspension bridge built over the Machu river called Jhulto Pul, collapsed in Gujarat’s Morbi district.

▪ Recently, the central government approved the construction of a cable-stayed-cum-suspension bridge over the Krishna river that will connect Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

▪ Recently, Indian Army has started construction of 90 feet long Bailey Bridge over the river Sukhtawa in Madhya Pradesh.

Bridge Related Current affairs 2022 [World]

Miscellaneous One-liners World

▪ Pangong Tso, the disputed lake between India and China, is in the news for China to build a bridge.

▪ Vietnam has just opened the world’s longest glass-bottomed bridge known as the Bach Long pedestrian bridge.

▪ Recently, the Czech Republic opened the world’s longest suspension footbridge, named “Sky Bridge 721”

▪ India and Nepal signed an MoU for the construction of a motorable Bridge over the Mahakali River connecting Dharchula (India) with Darchula (Nepal).

▪ World’s longest suspension bridge over the Dardanelles Strait was inaugurated by Turkey.

▪ Recently, the Padma Bridge was inaugurated in Bangladesh, the longest river bridge in Bangladesh built over the Padma River.

▪ Kerch Bridge also called Kerch Strait Bridge recently seen in the news, the bridge connects Russia with Crimea.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q1. Which city in India is known as “Bridge City”?

Answer: Surat

Q2. Which is the longest steel bridge in India?

Answer: Mahatma Gandhi Setu

Q3. Who is known as the bridge Man of India?

Answer: Girish Bharadwaj (Karnataka)

Q4. Which is the world’s highest and longest glass-bottomed bridge?

Answer: The Bach Long pedestrian bridge in Vietnam

Q5. What is the name of the world’s longest suspension footbridge, opened by the Czech Republic?

Answer: Sky Bridge 721

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