Extradosed Bridge Across River Narmada

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated a new four lane, Extradosed Bridge across river Narmada at Bharuch to the nation.

The project has been completed in 34 months at a cost of Rs 380 crores.

The 1.4 km ‘Extradose’ cable stayed bridge is the longest in India and the second such bridge in the country after Nivedita Setu over Hooghly.

The bridge is 20.8 metres wide, with 14.5 metre carriageway and 3 metre footpath.  It is supported on 9 Pylons of 36 meter height on pile foundation of 1.5metre  diameter.

The bridge will be lit by more than 400 LED lights.

The bridge is part of National Highways Authority of India’s  project for six laning of Ahmedabad-Mumbai section of NH-8 (Total length of 6.745 Km between km.192.00 to km.198.745.) in Baruch district of the state of Gujarat.

This section of NH 8 will have State of the Art Highway Traffic Management System (HTMS), Variable Message Sign Boards, Median Plantation, Traffic Aid Post, Medical Aid Post, RFID and Smart Card Swapping enabled infrastructure at the Toll Plaza and Theme Lighting on the main bridge.

The  Ministry of Road Transport and Highways will convert eight state highways of Gujarat to National Highways.