city, Andhra Pradesh state, southern India, at the head of the Godavari River delta. In 1449 Rajahmundry was captured by Kapilesvara, the Orissa ruler. In 1757 it was ceded to the British. A railway bridge over the Godavari, with 56 spans, is one of the longest railway bridges (9,036 feet [2,754 m]) in India.
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