Jawahar Setu

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Jawahar Setu
Jawahar Setu Dehri-On-Sone.jpg
Coordinates24°53′17″N 84°12′58″E / 24.8881°N 84.2162°E / 24.8881; 84.2162
CarriesNH 2
CrossesSon River
LocaleDehri-Son Nagar
Characteristics
Total length3,061 metres (10,043 ft)
History
Opened1965

Jawahar Setu is across the Son River, between Dehri-on-Son and Son Nagar, in the Indian state of Bihar. It is named after the first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. It was designed and completed in 1963 by principal engineer Shantaram S. Kashyap.

The 3,061 metres (10,043 ft) road bridge carries the Grand Trunk Road/ NH 2. It was built by Gammon India Ltd in 1963-65.[1]

Nehru Setu, the rail bridge that runs parallel to the road bridge was built in 1900.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Rohtas district General information". India on a page. Archived from the original on 11 March 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Longest Railway Bridge in India". Colours of India. Archived from the original on 21 August 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Indian Railways Some Fascinating Facts". Indian Army. Archived from the original on 16 December 2010. Retrieved 25 June 2011.