Dhola Sadiya Bridge: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge over water

TRAVEL TRENDS, TINSUKIA/ Created : Aug 6, 2022, 11:26 IST

Dhola Sadiya Bridge: All you need to know about India’s longest bridge over water

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Dhola Sadiya Bridge, also known as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu, is a beauty you need to visit Assam for. Connecting the two states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the Dhola Sadiya Bridge is a 9.15 km beam bridge that goes over the Lo … Read more


Dhola Sadiya Bridge, also known as the Bhupen Hazarika Setu, is a beauty you need to visit Assam for. Connecting the two states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, the Dhola Sadiya Bridge is a 9.15 km beam bridge that goes over the Lohit River, one of the largest tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. The Dhola Sadiya Bridge is also India’s longest bridge over water.


How did it get the name? The bridge connects the villages of Dhola and Sadiya in Tinsukia district in Assam. From Sadiya, Arunachal state border is just a stone’s throw away. The bridge is also the first permanent road connecting north Assam and east Arunachal Pradesh.



The bridge gives a comfortable access to many places in Arunachal Pradesh including Anjaw, Changlang, Dibang Valley, East Kameng, East Siang to name a few.




Dhola Sadiya Bridge is 3.55 km longer than Mumbai’s Bandra Worli Sea Link. The views enroute are some of the best views you will ever see in the northeast if not in India. The bridge runs a smooth curve, giving picture perfect views of the Lohit River and the rest of the river valley down below.



Guwahati is approximately 544 km from Dhola Sadiya Bridge via NH-715, making it a great route for a long road trip.



Given the proximity of the India-China border in Arunachal Pradesh, the bridge is an important asset in terms of transportation of essential goods and services for the Indian Army.



  1. Which is the town nearest to the Dhola Sadiya Bridge?
    Tinsukia in Assam is the nearest big town.
  2. Which is the longest bridge in India?
    Dhola Sadiya Bridge or the Bhuoen Hazarika Setu in Tinsukia, Assam, is the longest bridge over water in India.
  3. When was Dhola Sadiya Bridge inaugurated?
    The bridge was inaugurated on May 26, 2017, by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mr Nitin Gadkari (Minister of Road Transport and Highways).

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