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Dufferin Bridge

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Dufferin Bridge over the Ganges at Benares (Kashi)

The bridge carries rail track on the lower deck and road on the upper deck. The Dufferin Bridge is one of the major bridges on the Ganges and carries the Grand Trunk Road across the river. It has 7 spans of 350 ft and 9 spans of 110 ft long and it was the first bridge of its type constructed in the Indian sub-continent by the engineers of Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway. The total length of the Dufferin Bridge is 1048.5 metres.

1887 Opened

1948 Renamed the Malviya Bridge.

Built by Frederick Thomas Granville Walton for the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway

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