New Saraighat Bridge

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New Saraighat Bridge
2nd Saraighat Bridge

নতুন শৰাইঘাট দলং
শৰাইঘাটৰ দ্বিতীয় দলং
New Saraighat.jpg
New Saraighat Bridge (Left) and Saraighat Bridge (right)
Coordinates 26°10′31″N 91°40′19″E / 26.17539°N 91.67197°E / 26.17539; 91.67197Coordinates: 26°10′31″N 91°40′19″E / 26.17539°N 91.67197°E / 26.17539; 91.67197
CarriesMotor vehicles
CrossesBrahmaputra river
LocalePanduAmingaon, Assam, India
Maintained byMinistry of Road Transport and Highways
Characteristics
DesignBeam bridge
Total length1.49 km (0.93 mi)
Width12.9 m (42 ft)
History
Construction start2007
Construction end2016
Opened28 January 2017

The New Saraighat Bridge, also referred to as the 2nd Saraighat Bridge is a beam bridge in India, connecting the North bank of Assam to South bank of Assam.[1] The bridge spans the Brahmaputra River besides Old Saraighat Bridge, from Pandu, Guwahati in the south to Amingaon to the north. The construction of the bridge started in 2007. The total length of the bridge is 1,493.58 metres and it has cost an amount of Rs 475 crore to complete the bridge. It is constructed by India's largest civil engineering company, Gammon India Limited.

The three lane road bridge was inaugurated by Union minister Nitin Gadkari on the presence of Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, Minister of Commerce and Industry, Transport and Parliamentary Affairs Chandra Mohan Patowary, Minister of PWD , Fishery’s and Excise Parimal Suklabaidya, Minister Keshab Mahanta and many other ministers on 28 January 2017.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assam: A reason to cheer! After 10 years of waiting, 2nd Saraighat Bridge finally inaugurated". The Northeast Today.
  2. ^ "Second Saraighat Bridge over river Brahmaputra to open on January 28". The News Mill. 19 January 2017.