Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge
|Carries||Kharagpur-Puri line, Howrah-Chennai main line|
|Total length||2,100 metres (6,900 ft)|
The Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge is a rail bridge over the Mahanadi near Cuttack in the Indian state of Odisha.
The first Mahanadi Rail Bridge was opened on 1 January 1899. It had 64 spans of 100 feet (30 meters) each, on wells 19 ft 6 in (5.94 meters) in diameter sunk to 60 ft (18 meters) below low water level. The Engineer in Charge of construction of the first Mahanadi Rail Bridge was William Beckett, who won a gold medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers in 1901 for a paper he presented on the bridge construction.
The 2.1 km (1.3 mi) long Second Mahanadi Rail Bridge built at a cost of ₹120 crore (US$15 million) was commissioned in 2008. The bridge has been designed for a train speed of 160 km per hour (99.41 miles per hour). Adequate steps have been taken to withstand quake.