Bridge and Flyover can be differentiated depending upon their function, purpose of usage and the location where it is built.
Bridges are built to connect two points separated by a naturally occurring region like valley, river, sea or any other water bodies, etc.
- They are usually lengthy depending upon the width of the valley or river.
- The drainage structure which facilitates a communication route for carrying road or railway traffic across an obstruction or depression with or without water is called a bridge.
- Bridge is a structure which is built over natural obstructions such as rivers, valleys to connect two locations separated by these obstructions.
- Bridges are further classified on the basis of their purpose, lifespan, materials, span etc.
- Bridges are used for navigating traffic across the obstruction, to navigate pipelines and other forms of transport.
A flyover is also known as an overpass that is built over an existing road or a railway in such a manner that it crosses another road or railway.
A pedestrian overpass allows pedestrians safe crossing over busy roads without impacting traffic.
- Flyover is an overpass, a high-level road bridge that crosses over a highway interchange or intersection.
- It is a structure which joints two or more points which are separated by accessible routes or a man-made structure to cut the traffic for faster mode of traveling.
- They are usually made over road junctions, roads, streets, etc.
- The name itself suggests that you are flying over a traffic zone.
- Flyover usually built for road vehicles.