Old Naini Bridge

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Old Naini Bridge
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Old Naini Bridge captured by Samuel Bourne, in the 1860s
Coordinates25°25′26″N 81°51′01″E / 25.42389°N 81.85028°E / 25.42389; 81.85028Coordinates: 25°25′26″N 81°51′01″E / 25.42389°N 81.85028°E / 25.42389; 81.85028
Carries4 lanes
LocalePrayagraj, India
Characteristics
Designdouble-decked truss bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length1,006 metres (3,301 ft)
History
Construction end1865

The Old Naini Bridge is one of the longest and oldest bridges in India, located in Prayagraj. It is a double-decked steel truss bridge which runs across the Yamuna river in the southern part of the city.The bridge runs North-South across the Yamuna river connecting the city of Prayagraj to its neighborhood of Naini. It boasts capability of roadways and railways simultaneously. Upper deck has a two lane railway line which connects Naini Junction railway station to Allahabad Junction railway station, while the lower deck has successfully been facicilating roadway services since 1927.[1][2]

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