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Airoli Bridge
Airoli bridge from the air, Maharashtra, India.jpg
Aerial view of Airoli bridge
Coordinates19°09′03″N 72°58′50″E / 19.1507°N 72.9805°E / 19.1507; 72.9805Coordinates: 19°09′03″N 72°58′50″E / 19.1507°N 72.9805°E / 19.1507; 72.9805
CarriesRoad Traffic
CrossesThane Creek
LocaleMulund, Mumbai and Airoli, Navi Mumbai
Official nameAiroli Bridge
Maintained byMaharashtra State Road Development Corporation
Preceded byKalwa Bridge
Followed byVashi Bridge
Characteristics
DesignSlab and girder bridge
Total length3,850 meters (12,630 ft)
Longest span1,030 meters (3,379 ft)
No. of spans19 spans of 50 meters c/c. Two end spans of 40 meters each. Two navigational spans
History
Constructed byAfcons Infrastructure Ltd company of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group and project executed by Subodh V. Kamat
Construction startJanuary 1994
Construction endJanuary 1999
Opened1999
Statistics
Toll40 For Cars. Free For 2 Wheelers.
Location
Heading west on Airoli bridge (Mulund skyline in the background)
Heading west on Airoli bridge (Mulund skyline in the background)

The Airoli Bridge is a bridge in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region of India. It was constructed to establish a direct road link between Mumbai and Navi Mumbai.[1]

Structure

The Afcons Infrastructure Ltd company of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group constructed the bridge and the project was executed by Vijay Shankar V.[citation needed] The bridge was made from 800 box girders.[2] The 1.03 km bridge marked the development of the Airoli and Thane- Belapur belt. The MSRDC collects tolls on the bridge.[3] The toll rates for small passenger cars is set at ₹40[4] & for Trucks & Buses s set at ₹130.[5]

Geographical significance

A road link connecting Thane–Belapur road and Eastern Express Highway has been established by this bridge. This bridge forms a junction on Thane – Belapur road at Airoli and meets the intersection of Eastern Express Highway and Goregoan – Mulund link road in Mumbai. This bridge is the second bridge connecting Mumbai to Navi Mumbai after the Vashi Bridge connecting the township of Vashi to Mankhurd. It is one of the most used bridges in Mumbai connecting Mulund to various business hubs of Navi Mumbai.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Government of India Jobs 2021 | Sarkari Naukri 2021 - My Sarkari Recruitment Daily Coverage - MSRDC".
  2. ^ "Airoli Bridge Construction in Thane,1999 | Afcons Infrastructure Projects". www.shapoorjipallonji.com. Retrieved 3 July 2022.
  3. ^ Shaikh, Ateeq (24 September 2014). "Mumbai: Pay nearly 17% more for toll from October 1". Daily News and Analysis. Mumbai. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  4. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar (25 September 2020). "Mumbai: Toll rates to rise from October 1; Rs 40 for cars, Rs 130 for trucks, buses | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.
  5. ^ Chittaranjan Tembhekar (25 September 2020). "Mumbai: Toll rates to rise from October 1; Rs 40 for cars, Rs 130 for trucks, buses | Mumbai News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 May 2022.