Old Saraighat Bridge in Guwahati to be Closed for Maintenance
GUWAHATI: The Saraighat Bridge will remain closed due to maintenance work from May 1.
The traffic will be diverted to the new Saraighat bridge from 12:00 hrs of 01.05.2020 to 6:00 hrs of 04.05.2020.
According to reliable sources in Northeast Frontier Railway, it's for repair of a small patch, but will take a long time as the concrete has to set in.
It is to be mentioned that the road deck portion of the bridge has undergone repair work in the past for which the bridge was closed for 90 days starting from March 15, 2019.
Saraighat rail-cum-road bridge, which was commissioned in 1963, handles a huge volume of road and rail traffic every day.
The bridge was built by the Northeast Frontier Railway, under the direction of chief engineer Bankim Chandra Ganguli.