Malviya Bridge, inaugurated in 1887 (originally called The Dufferin Bridge) is a double decker bridge over the Ganges at Varanasi. It carries rail track on lower deck and road on the upper deck. It is one of the major bridges on the Ganges and carries the Grand Trunk Road across the river. It has 7 spans of 350 ft and 9 spans of 110 ft long and it was the first bridge of its type constructed in the Indian sub-continent by the engineers of Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway Company (O&R Railway). The Bridge was renamed as Malviya Bridge in 1948 after Madan Mohan Malaviya. As the bridge is near Rajghat, it is also locally known as Rajghat bridge.
In fiction 
Name of the bridge in Rudyard Kipling's story The Bridge Builders is Kashi (Same as the name of the city of the Dufferin Bridge). Dufferin Bridge's opening ceremony was delayed due to floods and the Kashi bridge in the story also faces similar problems due to flooding just before it was opened to public.
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Coordinates: 25°19′21″N 83°02′04″E / 25.322382°N 83.034582°E
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