Bogibeel Bridge & BogibeelGhat

Bogibeel Bridge & Bogibeel GhatThe Bogibeel bridge traces its origins to the Assam Accord of 1985 and was one of several major infrastructural projects to be set up in Assam in accordance with the pact. It was sanctioned by the Government of India in 1997-98 and was expected to be completed by the end of the Ninth Five Year Plan. The foundation of the bridge was laid in January 1997 by Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda, but its construction was inaugurated only in 2002 by Prime Minister, A. B. Vajpayee.

On 25 December, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bogibeel bridge, on the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and also flag off an intercity express connecting Tinsukia and Naharlagun. It is the longest combined rail and road bridge in India and second longest bridge in Assam over the Brahmaputra and makes it a major tourist site. The Bridge along with the Bogibeel Ghat is now a major River Tourism destination where tourist can enjoy river cruises as well house boats.