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Interesting Facts about Bandra-Worli Sea Link


Bandra–Worli Sea Link is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbaiwith Worli in South Mumbai. The bridge is a part of the proposed Western Freeway that will link the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai's main business district.

FACTS

1. India's first eight-lane freeway over the open sea 2. Hailed as a modern Indian engineering marvel 3. Its weight is equivalent to 50000 African elephants

4. The length of the bridge is 63 times the height of the Qutub Minar in Delhi 5.The height of the cable-stayed tower is 126m, which is equal to a 43-storey tower 6.The length of steel wires used in the project is equivalent to the circumference of the Earth 7. Each cable can take a weight of 900 tons

8. The foundation stone was laid in 1999 by BAL Thackeray and it was inaugurated by UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in Mumbai on 30th June 2009.


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