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
Characteristics
Design Girder bridge
Total length 2,000 metres (6,600 ft)
No. of spans 14 x 400 ft
4 x 100 ft
History
Engineering design by Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop Construction Company
Opened 1959
Statistics
Daily traffic Double road track & Single line rail track
Toll no

Rajendra Setu (also known as Rajendra Pul and Mokama Bridge) is a bridge across the River Ganges that was the first bridge to link the northern and southern portions of the state of Bihar.[1][2] The location of the bridge was based on the work of M. Visvesvaraya, who was more than 90 years old at the time.[3][4] The road-cum-rail bridge near Hathidah in Patna district was inaugurated in 1959 by Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India. Construction of the bridge was by Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop Construction Company. It is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) long and carries a two lane road and a single line railway track.[5][6][7]

A new bridge, carrying four-lane of NH 31 and double-track rail, 25 meters upstream from the existing rail and road bridge, has also been planned since 2011[8]. Construction of a new bridge, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2016[9][10].

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

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