Bandra-Worli Sea Link is located in Mumbai, western India. It crosses Mahim Bay and connects Worli and Bandra. It is a concrete steel cable-stayed sea-crossing bridge. Also known as Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link.
The bridge is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) long and the section on Mahim Bay is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) long. It was built in 2000. It consists of two parallel bridges. The first bridge was opened to traffic on June 30, 2009, and both bridges were opened to traffic on March 24, 2010. It cost 16 billion INR (US $220 million).
In the past, Mahim Causeway was the only road connecting the western suburbs with the central business district of Mumbai. It is very crowded during peak hours. Bandra–Worli Sea-Link was built to share the traffic pressure of Mahim Causeway.
- 1999: Bal Thackeray held a groundbreaking ceremony for the bridge project, which was originally planned to be completed in 5 years. The project was subject to numerous public interest lawsuits, and cost overruns caused by a 5-year delay.
- 2000: Construction of the bridge began.
- June 30, 2009: The first bridge opened to traffic.
- March 24, 2010: The second bridge was opened to traffic, and the bridge was completed and put into operation.
Building technical parameters
The Bandra-Worli Sea Link is 3.5 mi (5.6 km) long, and the bridge section on Mahim Bay is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) long. The longest span is 820 ft (250 m).
Its pylons are 413 ft (126 m) high, and each bridge’s 4-lane deck is 2 x 20 m (66 ft) wide, with 8 lanes and 2 sidewalks.
The bridge is composed of three different parts: the north end viaduct, the central cable-stayed bridge span and the south end viaduct.
Viaducts to the north and south
Both viaducts are constructed in prefabricated sections.
Main cable stayed bridge
The cable-stayed bridge at Mahim Bay is 1968 ft (600 m) long and has 4 413 ft (126 m) high towers. It consists of two 820 ft (250 m) spans in the middle and a small span of 164 ft (50 m) at the two ends.
The main cable-stayed bridge uses a total of 264 stay cables, and the cable length ranges from approximately 85 meters to nearly 250 meters.
Small cable-stayed bridge
The span of the small cable-stayed bridge on the Worli Passage is 50m-50m-150m-50m-50m.
The small cable-stayed bridge uses a total of 160 stay cables, and the cable length ranges from a minimum of about 30 meters to a maximum of about 80 meters.
Bandra-Worli Sea Link Data
- South Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link
- Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Hindustan Construction Company, India
- Seshadri Srinivasan
- 16 billion INR (US $220 million)
- Construction end
- Jun-30, 2009
- Mar-24, 2010
- Total length
- 3.5 mi ( 5.6 km )
- Tall (tower)
- 413 ft ( 126 m )
- Length over water
- 2.4 mi ( 3.8 km )
- main channel bridge Length
- 1968 ft ( 600 m )
- 2 x 20 m (66 ft)
- Longest span
- 820 ft ( 250 m )
- Design type
- Cable-stayed main spans; concrete-steel precast segment viaducts at either end
- ₹70 (98¢ US) Car ₹110 (US$1.50) LCV ₹145 (US$2.00) Heavy vehicle
- Road scale
- 8 lanes
- Mahim Bay
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