Malviya Bridge, inaugurated in 1887 (originally called The Dufferin Bridge), is a double decker bridge over the Ganges at Varanasi. It carries rail track on lower deck and road on the upper deck. It is one of the major bridges on the Ganges and carries the Grand Trunk Road across the river.It has 7 spans of 350 ft and 9 spans of 110 ft and it was the first bridge of its type constructed in the Indian sub-continent.
I had the pleasure of crossing this bridge, the railway part during my trip to Varnasi. I love being on bridges, to look down at the flowing river and wonder the journey from the mountains till here and further. Some of my favorite bridges are, Ram jhoola in Rishikesh, Howrah bridge in Kolkata and Rameshwaram bridge.This one is now an addition to the list, especially the fact that it is a railway bridge means, you can find some quiet and solace and enjoy the scenery below. I loved coming here and gazing at the swarm of birds sitting in the river sporadically flying at times.