Desk: India longest bridge is being built in Bihar. With the construction of this bridge, the distance between Supaul and Madhubani will be reduced by 30 km. The pace of construction of the 10.2 -kilometre long Mahasetu has been accelerated. It is being built on the Kosi river between Bheja in Madhubani and Bakaur in Supaul.
The bridge is about a kilometre longer than the Bhupen Hazarika Bridge in Assam. It was supposed to be inaugurated in the year 2023, but due to Corona, it was delayed and now its inauguration is possible in March 2024, but there may be some more delay.
The Kosi river in Bihar is constantly changing its course. The distance between the two bridges is enormous. Especially, its banks widen during floods. A 3.1 -km approach road is also to be constructed. In which 2.1 km approach road from Bakaur side and about 1km approach road from Bheja side is being constructed.
The end of this mega bridge being built on Kosi between Bakaur in Supaul district and Bheja in Madhubani district is being directly connected to the embankments (eastern and western) on both sides. This will be the longest expressway in the country. Let us tell you that 54 percent of the work of this bridge being built under Bharatmala Project Phase 5 has been completed and it is likely to be completed this year.
A total of 171 pillars are being constructed in this bridge. Of these, 166 pillars have been completed. There will be 36 pillars on the Bakaur side and 87 pillars on the Bheja side. Of this, 2.1 -km approach road is to be constructed from Bakaur side and 1-km from Bheja side.