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Upper Soane Bridge

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Bridge on East Indian Railway

Upper Soane Bridge with 93 spans of 105 feet and a total length of 10,052 feet

1900 February 27th. Opened

The total length of the Upper Soane Bridge across the Soane, as the river was then called, over abutments is 3,064 metres (10,052 ft). When it was built, it was the longest bridge in India and was believed to be the second longest bridge in the world, short of the Tay Bridge near Dundee. Subsequently, longer road bridges were built but it remained the longest rail bridge in India for many years

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