Pakshi Hardinge Bridge is a bridge built between Pakshi in Ishwardi Upazila of Pabna and Padma river in Bheramara Upazila of Kushtia. It was inaugurated on 4 March 1915 by the then Viceroy Lord Hardinge. The bridge was named Hardinge’s Bridge after him. The British government planned to build a railway bridge over the Padma River in 189 years, 127 years ago, to increase rail connectivity in the Indian subcontinent. In particular, Darjeeling in India and the eastern Indian state of Assam to facilitate travel to the present-day Kushtia and Pabna districts of Bangladesh began the process of building bridges over the Padma River. The fame of the Pakshi Harding Bridge built by the British government carries a huge identity. In today’s world, there is much longer than the Hardinge Bridge. But for some reason, this bridge is unrivaled in fame. The first reason is that the foundation of this bridge is 180 feet below the lowest limit of the deepest water or 192 MSL below the ground. Of these, the well of Pillar No. 15 is located 159.60 feet below the water level and 190.80 feet below the maximum level, i.e. 140 feet below the average sea level. At that time it was the deepest of such foundations in the world. Robert William Giles, the British Chief Engineer, was awarded the title of Sir for his success in making the bridge so beautiful and attractive.
The country’s second-largest Lalon Shah Bridge next to the Hardinge Bridge and the lush greenery on both sides of the Padma bridge a new dimension to entertainment lovers. The resort, a picnic spot, has already sprung up around the natural beauty around Hardinge Bridge.
How To Go To Hardinge Bridge
Getting there From anywhere in Bangladesh, you can get off at Ishwardi Railway Station or Bus Terminal by rail or road and reach Rikma / Tempue. However, the bridge is adjacent to the Pakshi railway station.
Where to stay
- Hotel Prabasi International, Rupkatha Road, Pabna 600, Bangladesh. Phone: +8 017491465
- Hotel Park (has air-conditioned rooms), Abdul Hamid Road. Phone: 0831-64096
- Hotel Shilton, Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna. Phone: 0831-62008, 01712-433249
- Shady Hotel, Rupkatha Road, Pabna. Phone: 0831-6100, 65390
- Prime Guest House (car parking is provided, air-conditioned rooms are available), Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna. Phone: 0831-65701, 0831-6901
- Mid Night Moon Chinese Restaurant (Residential Hotel, Car Parking, Air Conditioned Room), Abdul Hamid Road, Pabna. Phone: 0731-757
- Welcome Hotel & Chinese Restaurant (has air-conditioned rooms), Rupkatha Road, Pabna. Phone: 0731-64029,0631-6561
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