Ishwar Gupta Setu

Ishwar Gupta Setu is a 1,056.25 m (3,465.4 ft) long Road bridge that crosses the Hooghly River in Bansberia, Hooghly and Kalyani, Nadia in West Bengal. Kalyani Expressway crosses the bridge connecting national highway 12 with national highway 19.[1]

Ishwar Gupta Setu

Ishwar Gupta Setu over the Hooghly River 02.jpg
Ishwar Gupta Setu in 2022
Coordinates22°58′2″N 88°24′27″E / 22.96722°N 88.40750°E / 22.96722; 88.40750Coordinates: 22°58′2″N 88°24′27″E / 22.96722°N 88.40750°E / 22.96722; 88.40750
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians and bicycles
CrossesHooghly River
LocaleBansberia, Hooghly, West Bengal, India
Official nameFirst Iswar Gupta Setu
Other name(s)Kalyani Bridge
Named forIshwar Chandra Gupta
OwnerPWD
Maintained byPWD (Roads) Pipulpati, Hooghly Division-II
Characteristics
DesignBalanced Cantilever Bridge
MaterialConcrete
Total length1,056.25 m (3,465.4 ft)
History
Opened1989 (1989)
Location

HistoryEdit

The Ishwar Gupta Setu was named after famous poet Ishwar Chandra Gupta. This Bridge was commissioned in 1978 and was built during the time of 1981-1989 to reduce the traffic of Hooghly and Nadia district. On 6 October 1989, Jyoti Basu, former Chief Minister of West Bengal inaugurated the bridge in Kalyani.[2][3] Due to the damage of existing bridge, a new Ishwar Gupta Setu is under construction by West Bengal Highway Development Corporation.[4]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Millennium-Post. "Construction of Iswar Gupta Setu to commence soon". www.millenniumpost.in. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  2. ^ Network, N. F. N. "Ishwar Gupta Bridge Closed Again After Fresh Cracks". News from Nadia. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  3. ^ "36 years on, price of strike catches up". www.telegraphindia.com. Retrieved 3 September 2020.
  4. ^ Network, N. F. N. "New Ishwar Gupta Bridge To Add Beauty To 21Km Long Mogra-Barojaguli Flyover". News from Nadia. Retrieved 3 September 2020.