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Temples & Legends Of Bihar
Index Of Bihar Kulapati's Preface
Preface Author
Phulher Ma Paudi
Benusagar Mandar Hill
Sultanganj Konch
Mundesvari Parasnath
Vaisali Nalanda
Patan Devi Aranya Devi
Shahabad Sonepur
Uchaitha Kurkihar
Masarh Maheshi
Jagarnathpur Harmandir
Deoghar Singheshwarsthan
Mahabodhi  
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Bihar
Somanatha

SONEPUR

The Viceroy, Lord Dufferin opened the old Gandak Railway Bridge by the side of the Sonepur Railway Station, in March, 1887. It is 2,176 feet long and is built of eight spans of 250 feet, with two broad pathways for pedestrians. Because of the swift flow of the Gandak when in flood and of the unstable nature of its bed, the bridge was regarded as a triumph of engineering skill when it was built.

But this bridge was later found unable to meet the requirements of the heavy traffic, which developed with time, and another magnificent Railway Bridge at some distance from the old one wasconstructed. The old bridge was handed over to the State Government for road traffic. Without an effective railway bridge the Hariharnath temple at Sonepur will be almost inaccessible. The river has no regular steamer service. Sonepur is also connected with Hajipur, a town across the river, by a pontoon bridge, which is dismantled during the floods.

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