7 Longest River Bridges In India

Vikramshila Setu:
Vikramshila Setu
Vikramshila Setu or Vikramshila Bridge is a new bridge in that has been constructed on river Ganges, in city of Bhagalpur, Bihar, India. This has been constructed to connected city of Barari Ghat,Bhagalpur and Naughachia,Purniya. Since in rainy seasons during June to August the condidion of Ganges is very bad, the river is flooded with lot of rainwater. Thus this was constructed to help the people of both sides to travel. The bridge is 4.7 km in length. This bridge is the second largest bridge in Bihar after the Mahatma Gandhi Setu, Patna and also in northern India. The Bridge Lies in the Area of Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary and rare Gangetic dolphins can be spotted in the area.

Vikramshila Setu is a bridge across the Ganges, near Bhagalpur in the Indian state of Bihar named after Vikramasila University which was established by King Dharmapala (783 to 820 A.D.).The 4.7 km long 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. This has reduced considerably the road travel distance between Bhagalpur and places across the Ganges.

Total length: 4,700 m

Location: Bhagalpur
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