Saraighat bridge is a road-cum-rail bridge located over the river Brahmaputra in Assam. It is the vital link between North East region and the rest of the India. It is the first bridge to have been built on the Brahmapjutra river. It was opened to public in April 1962 by India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
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Saraighat is famous for being the arena of the Battle of Saraighat. It holds great historic significance as it is where the Ahoms fought the Mughals and emerged victorious after which they ended up ruling Assam for 600 years. The bridge is a popular tourist attractions and falls on an extremely important rail-road route.
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