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Golden Bridge viewed from railway bridge
|Locale||Bharuch and Ankleshwar in India|
|Design||Through arch bridge|
|Total length||1,412 m (4,633 ft)|
|Construction start||7 December 1877|
|Construction end||16 May 1881|
The Golden Bridge connects Ankleshwar to Bharuch in the Gujarat state of western India. It was built in 1881 by the British, who needed a bridge across the Narmada River to create better access to trade and administration officials in Bombay (now called Mumbai). The bridge is also called the Narmada Bridge.
The British started the work to build the bridge on 7 December 1877. The bridge was completed on 16 May 1881 at a cost of Rs 45.65 lakhs and it was called Narmada Bridge. Later it came to be known as the Golden Bridge on account of heavy expenditure incurred on building it. After independence, it was part of the national highway. However, flow of heavy traffic was reduced on it after a new bridge on Narmada was built. It is made of iron.
The length of the Golden Bridge is 1412 m.
- "Golden Bridge stands true to its name now". The Times of India. 12 July 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
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