Saraighat Bridge, Guwahati

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A road-and-rail structure, Saraighat Bridge crosses the Brahmaputra River and joins the neighborhoods on the north and south banks of the waterway. Avoid the traffic by admiring the structure from a distance, or use the pedestrian paths to cross the bridge on foot. Add Saraighat Bridge to your Guwahati travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Guwahati trip tool .
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  • The sunset over the Brahmaputra from the Saraighat Bridge vantage point is one of the best I have experienced. Expect to spend at least 30 mins, walk to the middle of the bridge and feel blown away by...  more »
  • Saraighat bridge in guwahati is very nice bridge so many people are traveling in vehicles on the bridge  more »
  • This is one of the beautiful bridges I have been to. It's around 2 Kms long and the view of Brahmaputra river is breathtaking.. I live in Guwahati so it's a treat for me go on this bridge .  more »
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  • It's a both Rail cum Road bridge connecting the North guwahati and South Guwahati with its Banks of River Brahmaputra. It's an fine engineering made in period of 60s which reveals a Double Decker bridge. The road bridge is part of the National Highway below which are the Railway tracks. This bridge is now got little weaker so there's a new bridge made aside it.
  • My father was in a central govt service and was posted in various parts of the country.since my birth i have been crossing sarighat bridge sometimes in meter gauge train or in bus or car.Then in nighties broad gauge train started over it. In 2016 the new motarable bridge along side sarighat bridge was opened but there was no addition on the single train line which is a must. As a child I used to throw a coin from the train while passing over the bridge and I still leave my nostalgia and carry on the practice whenever i pass..i have thought my daughter's the same however my wife does not advocate the same. I have seen Bramaputra in furry and in calm mood while passing over.like my father i am also in central govt sevice and i am sure i also have to pass throgh n number of times throgh the historic and beautiful bridge.There is a thought process in rest of my collegues that "if you cross sarighat bridge once then you will have to cross seven time".
  • Saraighat (Pron: ˌʃəraɪˈgɑ:t) is a neighborhood in the Indian city of Guwahati, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra. Sarai was a small village where the old abandoned N.F. Railway station of Amingaon was located. The famous Battle of Saraighat was fought near this place on the river. Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati. It was opened to traffic in April 1962 by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Mr. B.C. Ganguli was the Engineer of this Bridge. The Lachit Borphukan Park is situated on the south end and Chilarai Park situated on the north end of the bridge.[1] The bridge was built for the North Frontier Railway.[2] Construction of Saraighat Bridge was started on January 1958. It was opened to goods traffic in October, 1962 and opened for passenger traffic on 7 June 1963. The estimated cost of the bridge was Rs.10,65,16,891. A new three lane concrete road bridge is being constructed by the side of the Saraighat Bridge. Saraighat is a historical place where fight between the Mughals and the Ahoms(rulers of assam from the 12th century for about 600 years) took place where the Ahoms triumphed. The Saraighat Bridge over the river Brahmaputra, which is the vital link between North East region and the rest of the country, has completed 50 years of its existence and according to the experts of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, the bridge is still fit enough to serve the region for the days to come. The idea of construction of a bridge over the river Brahmaputra was first mooted in 1910 and the thought gathered momentum during the Second World War. But there were doubts over the stability of the Railway line between Bongaigaon and Amingaon following devastating floods in 1942-43. However, the then Railway Minister announced the decision to construct the bridge in the Budget session of the Parliament in 1958 and the construction work formally started in January, 1959. The bridge was completed in September, 1962 by The Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company Limited and the first engine plied over the Saraighat Bridge on September 23, 1962, followed by Goods Train service from October 31 that year. Though the Saraighat bridge was put into use in 1962, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru formally inaugurated the Bridge on June 7, 1963. Giving details of the construction of the historic Bridge, Railway sources said that the total cost of construction was around Rs 10.65 crore and the total length of it is 4258 feet. The road is 24 feet wide with six feet wide foot path on both sides. Sources revealed that the Bridge has 12 spans and 14000 tonnes of steel, 4.2 cubic feet concrete, 40,000 tonne of cement, 100 million cubic feet of earthwork were used to construct the bridge, the first of its kind in this part of the country. A 40 feet clearance is kept from the normal high flood level to ensure free navigation under the bridge, sources added. April 2012, the Railways entrusted the IIT Guwahati with the responsibility of studying the effect of age on the bridge. The experts gave the opinion that the structure and all the pillars of the bridge are in sound condition and the bridge would be able to serve the North East region of the country for years to come. এই দলং খন অসমৰ বাবে এক ডাঙৰ সম্পদ
  • Saraighat Bridge is the first rail-cum-road bridge constructed over the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati. It was opened to traffic in April 1962 by then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Mr. B.C. Ganguli was the Engineer of this Bridge. The Lachit Borphukan Park is situated on the south end and Chilarai Park situated on the north end of the bridge. The bridge was built for the North Frontier Railway. Construction of Saraighat Bridge was started on January 1958. It was opened to goods traffic in October, 1962 and opened for passenger traffic on 7 June 1963. The estimated cost of the bridge was Rs.10,65,16,891. A new three lane concrete road bridge is being constructed by the side of the Saraighat Bridge. Saraighat is a historical place where fight between the Mughals and the Ahoms(rulers of assam from the 12th century for about 600 years) took place where the Ahoms triumphed. The Saraighat Bridge over the river Brahmaputra, which is the vital link between North East region and the rest of the country, has completed 50 years of its existence and according to the experts of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, the bridge is still fit enough to serve the region for the days to come. The idea of construction of a bridge over the river Brahmaputra was first mooted in 1910 and the thought gathered momentum during the Second World War. But there were doubts over the stability of the Railway line between Bongaigaon and Amingaon following devastating floods in 1942-43. However, the then Railway Minister announced the decision to construct the bridge in the Budget session of the Parliament in 1958 and the construction work formally started in January, 1959. The bridge was completed in September, 1962 by The Braithwaite Burn and Jessop Construction Company Limited and the first engine plied over the Saraighat Bridge on September 23, 1962, followed by Goods Train service from October 31 that year. Though the Saraighat bridge was put into use in 1962, the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru formally inaugurated the Bridge on June 7, 1963. Giving details of the construction of the historic Bridge, Railway sources said that the total cost of construction was around Rs 10.65 crore and the total length of it is 4258 feet. The road is 24 feet wide with six feet wide foot path on both sides. Sources revealed that the Bridge has 12 spans and 14000 tonnes of steel, 4.2 cubic feet concrete, 40,000 tonne of cement, 100 million cubic feet of earthwork were used to construct the bridge, the first of its kind in this part of the country. A 40 feet clearance is kept from the normal high flood level to ensure free navigation under the bridge, sources added. April 2012, the Railways entrusted the IIT Guwahati with the responsibility of studying the effect of age on the bridge. The experts gave the opinion that the structure and all the pillars of the bridge are in sound condition and the bridge would be able to serve the North East region of the country for years to come.
  • Historic bridge..two way bridge..goid mountain and river view..photos are not allowed here for security reason..

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