Vikramshila Setu is 3rd longest bridge over water in India. The 4.7 km long two lane bridge serves as a link between NH 80 and NH 31 running on the opposite sides of the Ganges. It runs from Barari Ghat on the Bhagalpur side on the south bank of the Ganges to Naugachia on the north bank. It also connects Bhagalpur to Purnia and Kathiar. This has reduced considerably the road travel distance between Bhagalpur and places across the Ganges. However, there is intense traffic congestion on the bridge due to increased traffic and there is now a demand to construct another bridge parallel to it.