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Kovvur is a town, municipality and mandal in West Godavari district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is situated adjacent to the west bank of the Godavari River. Kovvur is an important town in West Godavari District due to its location on the sacred banks of River Godavari, also well connected by Rail, Road NH 5.Kovvur is preferred as retired persons' paradise as many retired persons prefer to settle in this as it hosts the ever-pleasant Godavari Ghat.

There are three bridges across the Godavari River linking Kovvur with Rajahmundry. The oldest of these was a railway bridge called Have Lock which was closed in 1997, built by Sir Arthur Cotton, which was opened for traffic from August 30, 1900. Subsequently, in 1974, a rail-cum-road bridge was built. In 1995 another exclusive rail bridge was built by the Indian Railways before abandoning the bridge built by Sir Arthur Cotton. The new bridge is the second largest rail bridge in India after the Ganga Rail bridge. There is another road bridge without interfering Rajahmundry constructed by Gaman India which was opend on 2015 july. There are many small villages surrounding this town, viz., Vadapalli, Thougummi, Pasivedala, Dommeru, Arikirevula, Vemuluru etc.

In Kovvuru on the bank of Godavari river there were many beautiful temples.Out of these the Goshpadha Shetram is the historical and famous pilgrimage centre which is visited by many pilgrims every year.

New Bridge
A new Bridge constructed few years back which provide connection between Kovvur Andhra Pradesh and Rajamundry Andhra Pradesh, India. Its only the Rail Bridge with U shaped curves on it. It has increased the speed of the trains between the two places mentioned above.
Godavari Arch Bridge The bridge, built by the Hindustan Construction Company, for the Indian Railways, was designed by Bureau BBR, Switzerland, and checked by Leonard Andrea and Partners, Germany.[5][6] Construction on the bridge began in 1991 and lasted till 1997. It was commissioned for passenger traffic in March 1997 and became fully operational for running trains by the Indian Railways from 2003.
Road cum railway bridge
This rail cum road bridge is longest of its kind in Asia and second longest in the world. Its total length is 4.732 km. Finished in 1972 and inaugurated by the then President of India, Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, its total construction cost is 63 crores in those days. Locally it is called Kovvur bridge by people of Rajahmundry, as it connects Rajahmundry city with Kovvur town. It is also the most important connecting point of agriculturally rich East and West Godavari Districts.
Old Godavari Bridge
The construction of the bridge commenced on November 11, 1897, and opened for traffic on August 30, 1900. The Bridge was named after Sir Arthur Elibank Havelock, the then Governor of Madras. Frederick Thomas Granville Walton served as the engineer-in-chief assisted by executive engineers R.A. Delanougerede, F.D. Couchman, J.E. Eaglesome.[3]. It has 56 spans each of 45.7 metres (150 ft) and is 2,754 metres (9,035 ft) long. Having served its full life span of 100 years, it was decommissioned in 1997, and Godavari Arch Bridge was built as a replacement for the bridge.

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