Howrah Bridge, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Linking Howrah and Kolkata across the Hooghly River, Howrah Bridge spans 705 m (2,312 ft), making it one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world. Completed in 1943, the busy bridge, a Kolkata landmark, was featured in countless Indian movies. An architectural marvel, it was constructed without the use of nuts and bolts. Drive or walk across the bridge, enjoying the views of the city skyline and the flowing river below. Make Howrah Bridge a centerpiece of your Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary app .
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  • Famous bridge - yes, Spectacular - not really! But seems to be iconic - drove over it a couple of times. Pollution bad most of the time, so couldn't get good/clear pictures of the bridge unless close ...  more »
  • They built them tall. They built them long. They built them strong. They built them to last. The Howrah Bridge opened 74 years ago, is still formidable today but "they - Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop" ...  more »
  • Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span  over the Hoogly river. The bridge is one of four on the hoogly River is a famous symbol of Kolkakta  and West Bengal. It is one of the visitable place ...  more »
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  • No doubt it's a Great civil work by engineer. A walk over the bridge is awesome except for one thing. People and govt both need to work for the cleaning of this beautiful work.. dustbins is only missing part of the Howrah
  • It's the perfect building of the civil engineer. When you walk on it you can fell that the bridge is moving that can make you afraid. The experience of the walking cannot be explaine with word. Everyone should visit this. Thank you
  • A world class structure, one of the few cantilever bridges left in the world. Take a walk across and feel the super structure while being in it. Its an experience you will never forget.
  • Amazing piece of art. Near to Howrah Railway Station. One of the best architectural structure. Having support just at the endpoints no support in middle. Bus stop is also near which contain buses to all routes.
  • Great place to visit. A memorable ride through it will give you a amazing experience. A great view of city of joy.

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