Kolia Bhomora Setu

Kolia Bhomora Setu is a pre-stressed concrete road bridge over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur in Assam (India). It is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.

This bridge connects Sonitpur on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank. The length of this bridge is 3015 meters. The construction of the bridge took place from 1981 to 1987.

A giant Leap towards the development of the North-East India. The most striking feature of the picturesque North Eastern region, the hills and rivers, is the all-pervasive presence of the majestic Brahmaputra. This masculine river not only splits the state of Assam along its length but also cuts off the seven sister states of the North-East from the rest of the country.

The river having a catchments area of 3.8 lakh km2 flows in the most unpredictable manners, occupying 12 km to 16 km of space at places and poses a challenge to the bridge engineers. Despite the pioneering efforts of the Railways at SaraiGhat, the Northeast continued to suffer from the long-felt lack of transportation network. Quarter of a century later, INDIAN RAILWAYS have turned yet another dream into reality. The 2nd Brahmaputra Bridge has greatly accelerate march of the North eastern states towards 21st century.

Brahmaputra, one of the longer rivers in Asia with a total length of 2880 km – 920 km of which lie in India – had been bridged only at one place, the only link between the North Eastern states with the rest of the country. This 1.3 km rail-cum-road bridge, completed in 1962, was also constructed by Indian Railways. Railway- Cum-Road Bridge, Guwahati.

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