Andhra Pradesh has a rich history in architecture and design. For thousands of years, this coastal state has been home to fascinating forts, temples, bridges and other works of architectural art. And it continues its legacy of dynamic design. With the advent of new technology and engineering advancements, Andhra Pradesh has executed projects over time that are nothing short of infrastructural marvels. We have listed out the state’s most noteworthy constructions for your next visit here. Make sure you pay a visit.
GODAVARI ARCH BRIDGE
Connecting distances spanning the vast Godavari river, this is Asia’s second longest railroad bridge. This bowstring-girder bridge is the latest of three bridges that span river Godavari at Rajahmundry. Spanning 320 feet, it is used by the Indian Railways and is an engineering marvel designed by Bureau BBR from Switzerland and India’s Hindustan Construction Company.
Located at Madhurapudi, 18 kilometres north of the city, the Rajahmundry Airport is one of Andhra Pradesh’s premier airports. The runway, currently 1750 metres long and has expansion plans underway. The airport is equipped with a night-landing facility and is crucial to connectivity within the state.
Andhra Pradesh owes its success in agriculture to the Prakasam Barrage. Stretching 1223.5 metres across the Krishna River, this barrage connects Krishna and Guntur districts and also serves as a road bridge. This grand project has transformed the Krishna delta into the granary of Andhra Pradesh over decades.
NATIONAL WATERWAY 4
The 1095-kilometre long National Waterway 4, also known as the Buckingham Canal is a major infrastructure project that’s underway across the nation. It’s also crucial to Andhra Pradesh as it will connect the state’s waterways to Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. Estimated to be completed by 2018, this project will be important for trade and agriculture in the regions around rivers Krishna and Godavari.
INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE
Development of a Greenfield non-major Port at Ramayapatnam, Prakasam District
Development of a Greenfield non-major Port at Bhavanapadu, Srikakulam District