Infrastructure major Larsen and Toubro (L&T) has won the contract to build the country’s longest river bridge. The road bridge will be 19-km long, to be built along the NH 127-B across the Brahmaputra river. It will connect Dhubri in Assam to Phulbari in Meghalaya. L&T Construction, the construction arm of the conglomerate, has secured the contract and will execute the project. The bridge holds strategic relevance as it will improve the connectivity of the northeastern states with the rest of the country, once completely implemented. It will also establish a vital link between the states of Assam and Meghalaya by reducing the distance by 250 km. Presently, the travel time between Dhubri and Phulbari by ferry is around two-and-a-half hours.