Kolia Bhomora Setu

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Kolia Bhomora Setu
কলীয়াভোমোৰা সেতু
Kolia Bhomora Bridge.jpg
View of the bridge just after sunset
Coordinates 26°35′55″N 92°51′30″E / 26.5986°N 92.8583°E / 26.5986; 92.8583Coordinates: 26°35′55″N 92°51′30″E / 26.5986°N 92.8583°E / 26.5986; 92.8583
LocaleBetween Tezpur, Assam, India and Kaliabor, Assam, India
Official nameKolia Bhomora Setu
Maintained byGovernment of Assam
Characteristics
MaterialPre-stressed concrete
Total length3,015 metres (9,892 ft)
Longest span120 metres (390 ft)
No. of spans24
History
Construction start1981
Construction end1987
Opened1987

Kolia Bhomora Setu is a pre-stressed concrete road bridge over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur and Kaliabor in Assam, India. It is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.[1][2] The bridge falls on route of National Highway 715, previously known as NH-37A.

This bridge connects Sonitpur on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank. The length of this bridge is 3015 meters, and construction took place from 1981 to 1987. It was inaugurated by the then PM of India, Rajiv Gandhi.[3] Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications, issued a commemorative stamp of this bridge on 14 April 1987, priced at INR 2.[4] [5]

American Concrete Institute awarded Hindustan Construction Company the Certificate of Merit for the Most Outstanding Concrete Structure in 1988.[6]

Toll[edit]

For nearly 30 years toll was charged for transiting Kolia Bhomora Setu. After receiving numerous complaints the Union Ministry stopped the toll permanently in September 2016. The reasoning for shut down was that bridge construction cost was Rs. 80 crore which was below tollable ceiling of Rs. 100 crores.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge", Akash Protim Barua website, retrieved 14 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Bhomoraguri". Sonitpur district Official website. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ "DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK - SONITPUR" (PDF). Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Indian Postage Stamps 1947 - 2000". Ministry of Communications (India). Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ "A commemorative stamp on the Inauguration of Kolia Bhomora Setu". Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  6. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge, Assam", Hindustan Construction Company website, retrieved 14 June 2007.
  7. ^ "Kolia Bhomora Setu to shut down toll gate permanently". GPlus - Guwahati weekly publication. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2019.

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