Rajahmundry is a municipal corporation city located in Andhra Pradesh state in India and is located on the river banks of the Godavari. Rajahmundry is the fourth largest city in the Andhra Pradesh state and it is also known as "Cultural Capital", since it has a rich cultural past with a flourishing present and a promising future. The biggest attraction in Rajahmundry is the river Godavari. The three bridges over the river, are the most attractive and lengthy bridges found in Andhra Pradesh. There are many beautiful ghats and parks on the river banks. Sir Arthur Cotton had great plans for Rajahmundry, he decided to build a anicut (dam) in Dowlaiswaram due to its proximity to a hill that suited his purpose. Asia's largest rail-cum-road bridge on the river Godavari linking Kovvur and Rajahmundry is considered to be an engineering feat. The First Godavari Rail Bridge was built in the year 1897.