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‘Engineering masterpiece’ Bogibeel Bridge opens
INDIA: The country’s longest combined rail and road bridge was officially opened when Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off a Northeast Frontier Railway inter-city train from Tinsukia to Naharlagun on December 25.
The 4.94 km Bogibeel Bridge crosses the River Brahmaputra between the Dibrugarh and Dhemaji districts of the northeastern state of Assam. It has a double-track 1 676 mm gauge railway on the lower deck, with a three-lane road on the upper deck.
The bridge significantly reduces distances by rail, and provides better transport links to meet strategic defence needs.