Naranarayan Setu

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Naranarayan Setu
Crosses Brahmaputra River
Locale Jogighopa, Assam
Design Truss Bridge
Total length 2.284 kilometres (1.419 mi)
Opened April 15, 1998

Naranarayan Setu (Assamese: নৰনাৰায়ণ সেতু) (IPA - nɑ:rəˈnərɑ:jənə/nɑ:rəˈnəraɪjənə ˈseɪtu:) is the third bridge to have been constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Assam, India. It is a double-deck bridge with a railway track on the lower deck and a road on the upper deck. It has a length of 2.284 kilometres and connects Jogighopa, a town of Bongaigaon District on the north with Pancharatna, a town of Goalpara District on the south.The bridge was inaugurated on April 15, 1998 by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Prime Minister of India at that time. The approximate cost of construction of this bridge is Rs. 301 crore.[1][2]

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The Naranarayan Setu is named after Nara Narayan, a 16th-century Koch king.

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