Rajendra Setu (passing through the NH-31)
|Carries||Mokama-Barauni rail track, NH 31|
|Total length||2,000 metres (6,600 ft)|
|No. of spans||14 x 400 ft
4 x 100 ft
|Engineering design by||Braithwaite, Burn & Jessop Construction Company|
|Daily traffic||Double road track & Single line rail track|
Rajendra Setu (राजेन्द्र सेतु;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. The location of the bridge was based on the work of M. Visvesvaraya, who was more than 90 years old at the time. 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.
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. Construction of a new bridge, was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 12 March 2016.
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