River Gorai and the Bridge - Kushtia

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Gorai is the second biggest river from Kushtia district after river Padma. The main town of the Kushtia district is situated by this river Gorai. This river originated from the Padma river in Kushtia. Throughout the Kushtia this is known as Gorai river. But after that this is known as Madhumati river for a while and then before falling into Bay of Bengal it is Baleswar river. In current days the condition of the river is not good as during dry season you could see barely any water in it. In fact anyone could cross the river by walking and even without wetting their feet.


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Under the bridge and at the middle of the river Gorai.



After visiting the Lalon Akhra and the house of Mir Mosharraf Hossain I was heading towards the Kuthi bari mela of Shelaidah, which was arranged to commemorate the 149th birthday of the royal poet Rabindranath tagore. On my way I have given a pause near the Gorai bridge, which is also known as Mir Mosharaf Hossain Birdge. There are two bridges over the Gorai river, one for the train and another one for the buses and other vehicles. This bridge connects the Kumarkhali upazela with the main district town.


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Rail bridge over river Gorai probably built during British period.



It was very dry season and I found it was really hard to find any sign of water in Gorai river. After the river Padma, Gorai is the second largest river in the Kushtia district. During the rainy season river Gorai is a ferocious one. This is noticeably wide to proclaim as a giant river. Instead of the water I had to explore a river full of white sand at the middle of the river. I've wandered around the river for a while. But it was quite a difficult task due to the hot Bangladeshi summer weather. Later I've walked over the Gorai bridge to cross it on foot.


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Crossing the bridge on foot.



I'm not sure about the length of the bridge. But it took several minutes to cross the bridge. Also after exploring the sandy river I was almost tired. People were moving towards the Kuthi bari mela of Shelaidah, and every single vehicle was packed with tons of people. So I found it hard to manage any public vehicle for a while, until a Nosimon (a fancy local name) came and rescued me from the odd situation.


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A local guy driving his bicycle over the bridge.



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Trail for trucks which go at the middle of the river to collect sands.



kushtia, river, gorai, bridge


kushtia, river, gorai, bridge


kushtia, river, gorai, bridge


kushtia, river, gorai, bridge


This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog https://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 8th May 2010


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