Meghalaya CM inaugurates  Wahrew Bridge: India’s longest road arch bridge

Meghalaya CM inaugurates Wahrew Bridge: India’s longest road arch bridge

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Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma on the bridge

Guwahati: Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma formally inaugurated the longest road arch bridge in India – the Wahrew Bridge at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district on Friday.

The arch bridge was constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 49.395 crore under the Non-Lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) of the Ministry of Development of North East Region (DoNER).

Sanctioned in 2013, the construction of the bridge was completed in December 2018.

This iconic structure is expected to boost the tourism sector in the state. The bridge connects Bholaganj and Sohbar with Nongjri.