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 Mokama
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.

The road-cum-rail bridge near Mokama 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.[1] It was opened in 1959.[2]

A four-lane road bridge, carrying NH 31, parallel to the existing rail and road bridge, has been planned.[3]

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

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  1. ^ "Rlys begins bridge renovation work". Times of India, Patna, 12 July 2010. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Indian railways history (after independence)". Indian Railways. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  3. ^ "Four-lane connector over Sone, Ganga". The Telegraph, 8 April 2011. Retrieved 25 June 2011.