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near Allahabad over the Jumna River for the [[East Indian Railway]]
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near Allahabad, over the Jumna River.
  
The Old Naini Bridge is one of the longest and oldest bridges in India, located in Allahabad. It is a double-decked steel truss bridge which runs across the Yamuna river in the southern part of the city.
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The '''Old Naini Bridge''' is a double-decked steel truss bridge which runs across the Yamuna (Jumna) river in the southern part of the city.
  
The bridge runs North-South across the Yamuna river connecting the city of Allahabad to its neighborhood of Naini. It boasts capability of roadways and railways simultaneously. The upper deck has a two lane railway line which connects Naini Junction railway station to Allahabad Junction railway station, while the lower deck has a roadway services since 1927
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The bridge runs North-South across the Yamuna river connecting the city of Allahabad to its neighbourhood of Naini. It was built for the [[East Indian Railway]]. It is a double-decker road and railway bridge. The upper deck has a double track railway line which connects Naini Junction railway station to Allahabad Junction railway station, while the lower deck has been used as a road since 1927.
  
The bridge is fourteen spans of 200 feet each and three small openings of 30 feet and originally carrying a cart road below. The piers are 60 feet above low water are founded on twelve brick wells each 13 feet 6 inches in diameter sunk to a depth of 42 feet below low water. The length of the bridge is 2,640.
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The bridge has fourteen spans of 200 feet each and three small openings of 30 feet and originally carried a cart road below. The piers are 60 feet above low water are founded on twelve brick wells each 13 feet 6 inches in diameter sunk to a depth of 42 feet below low water. The length of the bridge is 2,640 ft.
  
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1865 Opened on August 15th.  1860s photo [http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/photocoll/r/largeimage57435.html here].
  
1865 August 15th. Opened
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The 1865 bridge is presumably the one designed by Rendel, the iron girders being constructed in Manchester by [[Ormerod, Grierson and Co]]. Evidently the girders were replaced in 1928-9<ref>[http://wikimapia.org/8292028/Old-150-year-old-Yamuna-Bridge] Wikmapia - Old (150 year old) Yamuna Bridge (Prayagraj)</ref>.
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The main '''Naini Road Bridge''' is a modern cable-stayed bridge.  
  
 
== See Also ==
 
== See Also ==

Revision as of 08:30, 14 July 2019

near Allahabad, over the Jumna River.

The Old Naini Bridge is a double-decked steel truss bridge which runs across the Yamuna (Jumna) river in the southern part of the city.

The bridge runs North-South across the Yamuna river connecting the city of Allahabad to its neighbourhood of Naini. It was built for the East Indian Railway. It is a double-decker road and railway bridge. The upper deck has a double track railway line which connects Naini Junction railway station to Allahabad Junction railway station, while the lower deck has been used as a road since 1927.

The bridge has fourteen spans of 200 feet each and three small openings of 30 feet and originally carried a cart road below. The piers are 60 feet above low water are founded on twelve brick wells each 13 feet 6 inches in diameter sunk to a depth of 42 feet below low water. The length of the bridge is 2,640 ft.

1865 Opened on August 15th. 1860s photo here.

The 1865 bridge is presumably the one designed by Rendel, the iron girders being constructed in Manchester by Ormerod, Grierson and Co. Evidently the girders were replaced in 1928-9[1].

The main Naini Road Bridge is a modern cable-stayed bridge.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Wikmapia - Old (150 year old) Yamuna Bridge (Prayagraj)