Vikramshila Setu

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Vikramshila Setu
Vikramshila Setu.jpg
Coordinates 25°16′41″N 87°01′37″E / 25.278°N 87.027°E / 25.278; 87.027
Carries Two lane roadway and pedestrian pathways each side
Locale Bhagalpur
Maintained by Bihar Government
Material Concrete and Iron
Total length 4,700 metres (15,400 ft)
Construction end 2001
Opened 2001
Closed No
Daily traffic one way
Toll For Heavy vehicle and four wheeler

Vikramshila Setu is a bridge across the Ganges, near Bhagalpur in the Indian state of Bihar named after the ancient Mahavihara of Vikramashila which was established by King Dharmapala (783 to 820 A.D.) .

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.[1] 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.

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  1. ^ "Vikramshila Setu". Bhagalpur, Land of Art, Culture and Education. Retrieved 2011-07-06.