Teesta Railway Bridge is the third largest railway bridge of the country lengths about 2000 feet and constructed in the year 1834.
In 1978, to manage load of road vehicles for Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and beyond by ferry, the then president Ziaur Rahman instructed the Railway and Roads authority to set wooden sleepers in the rail bridge between the rails for all types of vehicular movement. Same year, March 4, President Ziaur Rahman inaugurated the bridge for vehicular movement. The bridge restores the communication from divisional headquarters of Rangpur with two districts, Lalmonirhat and Kurigram.
The bridge is now in broken-down condition and needs major repair. For motor vehicles construction of a road bridge began next to it in 2006 for completion by 2009 at a cost of Tk 1.22 billion which is now expected to be opened in June 2012.