Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge, Patna, Bihar: History, Wiki, facts, photos


Mahatma Gandhi Setu (bridge) in Patna is the Asia's longest river bridge and also longest cantilever bridge of Asia. Mahatma Gandhi Setu is also known as Gandhi or Ganga Setu. Length of Ganga Setu in Patna is 5.75km and was inaugurated in 1982 by Indira Gandhi with the cost Rs 87.22 crore. It is also one of the tourist’s spots in Patna, Bihar.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu in Patna is the Asia's longest river bridge.Mahatma Gandhi Setu, is popularly known as the Gandhi or Ganga Setu in Bihar and Patna. Gandhi Setu in Patna was inaugurated in 1982 by Indira Gandhi (who was India'a Prime minister at that time). It is the longest cantilever bridge of Asia.

Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge, Patna, Bihar: History, Wiki, facts, photos


Here are some Historical facts, figures and photos of Mahatma Gandhi Setu bridge Patna, Bihar.
Mahatma Gandhi Setu photos
  • Mahatma Gandhi bridge in Patna constructed by: Gammon India
  • Length of Ganga Setu in Patna: 5.75km.
  • Gandhi Setu in Patna opened for public use :1982
  • Gandhi Setu construction cost : Rs 87.22 crore at that time.
  • Number of intermediate spans : 45
  • Length of each span : 121.065 meters.
  • Technology used for construction of Mahatma Gandhi setu in Patna :Prestressing -cantilever slabs with hinge bearings and box girder.
  • Time taken to complete the construction of Gandhi Setu : 10+ years. Construction work started in 1972 and finished in 1982.

  • Before Mahatma Gandhi setu was built in Patna, people going to north Bihar had to cross river Ganga by boat, a ship or a steamer. Other option left with the people was to take a rail route which was very long. But with inauguration of Gandhi Setu in Patna, this distance and pain of traveling to north Bihar was greatly reduced. Its importance can be judged from the fact that more than 40,000 vehicles pass this bridge everyday.

    But the sad part is that Mahatma Gandhi setu in Patna is not in good condition now. Its many pillars have developed cracks due to bad maintenance, huge amount of traffic on this bridge.


    Comments

    Author: Phagu Mahato16 Jun 2012 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

    It is a historic place of Bihar as well as the longest bridge of Bihar.It is built over Ganga river . Really It is a beautiful picture of bridge.

    Guest Author: Er. N.S. Iqbal24 Dec 2013

    Engineering is the art of finding a black cat in a dark room if there is no cat in the room!;););)



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