Vashi Bridge

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Vashi Bridge
Vashi Creek bridge.jpg
Vashi Bridge
Coordinates19°03′40″N 72°58′19″E / 19.061°N 72.972°E / 19.061; 72.972
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesThane Creek
LocaleMankhurd, Mumbai
Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Official nameVashi Bridge
Other name(s)Thane Creek Bridge
Mankhurd-Vashi Bridge
2nd Thane Creek Bridge
Total length1837.5 m
Constructed byU.P State Bridge Corporation Ltd.
Construction start1987
Construction end1997
Replaces1st Thane Creek Bridge

The Vashi Bridge, also called Thane Creek Bridge, is a bridge that connects the city of Mumbai to the mainland of India at New Delhi. It is built across the Thane Creek. The bridge links Mankhurd in Mumbai with Vashi in Navi Mumbai, the satellite city of Mumbai. It is one of four entry points into Mumbai, and handles traffic in the region to the west and north of Mumbai.

History[change | change source]

The first bridge to connect Mumbai to Navi Mumbai was made in 1973. The bridge is 1837 metres in length and has a below-requirement 3 lane carriageway. Within two years of its opening to traffic, corrosion cracks were noticed on some parts of the bridge. This led to a series of extensive repairs. It was then decided to construct a new bridge to replace the faulty one.

Construction on a new bridge began in 1987 and opened in 1997. The original Vashi Bridge or the 1st Thane Creek Bridge remains closed to traffic.[1]

The Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) has plans to add six more lanes to the Vashi Bridge at an estimated cost of 400 crore.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-03-16. Retrieved 2013-06-07.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. "MMRDA unwilling to spare funds for Thane creek bridge expansion - Indian Express". Retrieved 5 July 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)