As I was born and brought up in Jaipur, I always remained amidst of historical places and ancient monuments and forts and this made me their lovers. Whenever I got the chance to have expeditions of the bygone era I packed my bags in no time. Visiting Mahatma Gandhi Setu Patna was among that journey which would provide me with the architectural attributes of India.
It is highly regarded for being the longest bridge of the world on a river with the length of approximately 5575 meters, which was inaugurated by Smt Indira Gandhi, the former Prime Minister of India, in the year of 1982. It has the remarkable architecture of Gammon India Limited and was built with the purpose to connect northern and southern regions of Patna. Being the world’s largest architectural bridge, it had gained popularity among the tourists and become a famous tourist attraction. It has a marvel of technology and engineering designs. The river bridge consisted of 45 spans intermediately constructed in the approximate length of 121 meters. The single span was constructed on both the sides of the bridge with the length of 65.5 meters approximately. The time taken for the builders to accomplish the construction was a remarkable period of ten years.
It was marvelously constructed with a purpose to connect the people from the north to south Patna without covering a long distance journey by train. It helped them to connect other regions conveniently without taking boats, steamers, etc. The view of majestically flowing of River Ganga underneath was simply an awesome experience of tranquility. Thousands of vehicles surpassed through the bridge and being one of the only modes of crossing Ganga in short time, it remained the major chaotic place of the traffic.
Business activities had become smooth and quick in the areas of the capital of Bihar. The Mahatma Gandhi Setu Patna had created a bond between generations, by smoothing the daily lives of more than 100,000 people. It was an amazing site with a spectacular experience and the time for the next visit to a major attraction in Patna had come.