Kolia Bhomora Setu
View of the bridge just after sunset
Coordinates26°35′55″N 92°51′30″E / 26.5986°N 92.8583°E / 26.5986; 92.8583
LocaleBetween Tezpur, Assam, India and Kaliabor, Assam, India
Official nameKolia Bhomora Setu
Maintained byGovernment of Assam
MaterialPre-stressed concrete
Total length3,015 metres (9,892 ft)
Longest span120 metres (390 ft)
No. of spans24
Construction start1981
Construction end1987

Kolia Bhomora Setu, an existing bridge completed in 1987, is a 3.015 km long pre-stressed concrete road bridge on NH-715 over the Brahmaputra River in Tezpur Assam state of India, which connects Tezpur in Sonitpur district on northern bank with Kaliabor in Nagaon District on the south bank. It is named after the Ahom General Kolia Bhomora Phukan.[1][2][3] A new Bhomoraguri-Tezpur Bridge 3.040 km long,[4] few meters parallel to the existing Kolia Bhomora Setu, is opened in 2021.[5]


This bridge is named after Ahom General Kalia Bhomora Borphukan, who planned to construct a bridge over Brahmaputra river in the reign of Kamaleswar Singha, while this was going at progress, his sudden death caused its abandonment.[6]

In 1987, it was inaugurated by the then PM of India, Rajiv Gandhi, after completing its construction from 1981 to 1987.[3] On 14 April 1987, India Post issued an INR2 commemorative stamp of this.[7][8] In 1988, American Concrete Institute awarded Hindustan Construction Company the Certificate of Merit for the Most Outstanding Concrete Structure.[9]

NRS AS, a wel known manufacturer specializing in comprehensive bridge construction equipment, delivered a quantity of "BRIDGEBUILDER" FORMTRAVELER (BBFT) units tailored for Free Cantilever Construction to the esteemed U. P. State Bridge Corporation Ltd. These BBFT units, categorized under "Type 11-A12-51 b/c," feature impressive specifications:[10]

In 2016, the collection of toll was stopped due to complaints that the bridge construction cost was Rs. 80 crore which was below tollable ceiling of Rs. 100 crores.[11]

Accidents & Incidents

See also



  1. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge", Akash Protim Barua website, retrieved 14 June 2007.
  2. ^ "Bhomoraguri". Sonitpur district Official website. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b "DISTRICT CENSUS HANDBOOK - SONITPUR" (PDF). Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  4. ^ https://www.mageba-group.com/sg/en/1023/Asia/India/198084/New-Brahmaputra-Bridge.htm
  5. ^ Fencing to be over by December: Sonowal
  6. ^ "Victorious point of Ahom Dynasty in Bhomoraguri". www.tourgenie.com. Retrieved 14 May 2023.
  7. ^ "Indian Postage Stamps 1947 - 2000". Ministry of Communications (India). Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  8. ^ "A commemorative stamp on the Inauguration of Kolia Bhomora Setu". Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Kaliabhomora Bridge, Assam", Hindustan Construction Company website, retrieved 14 June 2007.
  10. ^ Singh, Brijesh (20 September 2023). "REFERENCE LIST "BRIDGEBUILDER" FORMTRAVELER (BB FT) For Free Cantilever Construction, Bramaputra River Bridge (Hindu Construction)" (PDF). www.nrsas.com. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  11. ^ "Kolia Bhomora Setu to shut down toll gate permanently". GPlus - Guwahati weekly publication. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  12. ^ Desk, Sentinel Digital (22 June 2019). "Hollywood Style Road Crash at Kolia Bhomora Bridge near Tezpur - Sentinelassam". www.sentinelassam.com. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  13. ^ "Accident in Kolia Bhomora Bridge, Tanker Falls Into Brahmaputra River". Headline8. 28 October 2020. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  14. ^ Desk, Digital (7 March 2020). "Assam: Truck falls from Kolia Bhomora Setu » News Live TV » Assam". News Live TV. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  15. ^ "Accident on Kolia Bhomora bridge: Vehicle-carrying trailer slides off, driver died". www.guwahatiplus.com. Retrieved 30 October 2021.
  16. ^ "Three dead, 13 injured in road accident at Kolia Bhomora bridge". Retrieved 30 October 2021.