Before the Bandra–Worli Sea Link was constructed, Mahim Causeway was the only road connecting the western suburbs to Mumbai’s central business district. This north-southwestern corridor became a bottleneck and was highly congested at peak hours. The 5.6 km Bandra–Worli Sea Link over Mahim Bay was proposed as an alternative route to the Mahim Causeway, the first phase of the Western Freeway project spanning the entire western coastline of Mumbai to ease congestion, linking the western suburbs to Nariman Point, Mumbai’s main business district.
Originally estimated construction cost was US$98 million to be completed in five years. The project was subject to numerous public interest litigations, with the 5-year delay resulting in the cost escalating to US$240 million. All eight lanes were opened to the public on 24th. March 2010. The sea-link greatly reduces travel time between Bandra and Worli during peak hours from 60–90 minutes to 20–30 minutes. As the first cable-stayed bridge to be constructed in open seas in India over a challenging underlying geology, it presented many design challenges and engineering complexities, the pylons have a complex geometry and the main span over the Bandra channel is one of the longest spans of concrete deck attempted, the superstructure of the viaducts were also some of the heaviest precast segments to be built in India at the time.
The sunset views attract many photo enthusiasts but stopping on the sea link for photography is banned by Govt of Maharashtra. No stoppages for photos, ok, I can understand the security and safety implications forbidding it, but photography from a moving vehicle is ok but slightly more tricky and you have no time to work the best angles. I chose the highest shutter speed I could for the desired aperture, and snapped a few through the windscreen while our car was cruising along the sea link, getting the drive to pull more to the left and slow down a little while I took some shots of the the developing Worli skyline. In my haste, I accidentally set the exposure incorrectly during the shoot and all the published shots here were badly underexposed. In post processing, I had to push the jpegs about 2 stops but they still turn out pretty decent, nice.
Some text excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bandra%E2%80%93Worli_Sea_Link
All photos Fujifilm X-E2 with XF 23mm