Rajendra Setu

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Rajendra Setu
Coordinates 25°22′32″N 85°59′54″E / 25.3756°N 85.9983°E / 25.3756; 85.9983
Carries Mokama-Barauni rail track, NH 31
Crosses Ganges
Locale near Hathidah
Design Girder bridge
Total length 2,000 metres (6,600 ft)
Number of spans 14 x 400 ft
4 x 100 ft
Engineering design by Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop Construction Company
Opened 1959
Daily traffic Double road track & Single line rail track
Toll no

Rajendra Setu (Hindi: राजेन्द्र सेतु) (also known as Rajendra Pul and Mokama Bridge) across the Ganges was the first bridge to link North Bihar and South Bihar.[1][2]

The road-cum-rail bridge near Hathidah in Patna district was inaugurated by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India. Construction of the bridge executed by The Braithwaite Burn & Jessop Construction Company Limited. It is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and carries a two lane road and a single line railway track.[3] It was opened in 1959.[4][5] A double track railway bridge 25 meter upstream the present Rajendra Setu, is now under costruction.[6][7]

A four-lane road bridge, carrying NH 31, parallel to the existing rail and road bridge, has been planned.[8]

Rajendra Setu (carrying 2 Lane NH 31 at top and single BG electrified line at bottom

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