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Kolia Bhomora Setu is a pre-stressed concrete road bridge over the Brahmaputra River near Tezpur and Kaliabor in Assam, India. It is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.[1]

Kolia Bhomora Setu
কলীয়াভোমোৰা সেতু
Kolia Bhomora Bridge.jpg
View of the bridge just after sunset
Coordinates 26°36′22″N 92°51′20″E / 26.6061°N 92.8556°E / 26.6061; 92.8556Coordinates: 26°36′22″N 92°51′20″E / 26.6061°N 92.8556°E / 26.6061; 92.8556
LocaleBetween Tezpur, Assam, India and Kaliabor, Assam, India
Official nameKolia Bhomora Setu
Maintained byGovernment of Assam
Characteristics
MaterialPre-stressed concrete
Total length3,015 metres (9,892 ft)
Longest span120 metres (390 ft)
No. of spans24
History
Construction start1981
Construction end1987
Opened1987

This bridge connects Sonitpur on the north bank with Nagaon District on the south bank. The length of this bridge is 3015 meters, and construction took place from 1981 to 1987. It was inaugurated by the then PM of India, Rajiv Gandhi.

Kolia Bhomora Setu by Kangan Hazarika

American Concrete Institute awarded Hindustan Construction Company the Certificate of Merit for the Most Outstanding Concrete Structure in 1988.[2]

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  1. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge", Akash Protim Barua website, retrieved 14 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge, Assam", Hindustan Construction Company website, retrieved 14 June 2007.

Coordinates: 26°36′22″N 92°51′20″E / 26.60611°N 92.85556°E / 26.60611; 92.85556

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