Dapoorie Viaduct (1854) on the Mumbai-Thane route is the first railway bridge in India.
Dapoorie Viaduct (1854) on the Mumbai-Thane route is the first railway bridge in India.


Mumbai-Thane route is the first railway bridge in India.

Dapoorie Viaduct (1854) on the Mumbai-Thane route is the first railway bridge in India.

On April 16, 1853 at 3:35 pm, the first passenger train of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway left Boree Bunder station in Bombay (present day Mumbai) for Tannah (present day Thane). The train took fifty-seven minutes to reach Tannah.
It covered a distance of 21 miles (33.8 km). Three locomotives named Sultan, Sindh and Sahib pulled the 14 carriages carrying 400 passengers on board.
The railway bridge over Thane creek, first in India, was completed in 1854.

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