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Howrah Bridge, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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. Arrange your visit to Howrah Bridge and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta) using our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker.
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  • We took a boat and sailed along the very wide river. It gives kalcutta a different look on things. It's worth doing. 
  • The Howrah bridge is the identity of Calcutta, any person visiting Calcutta would definitely want to visit Howrah bridge at least once although there is nothing great about it except for the fact that...  more »
  • The Howrah bridge or 'Rabindra Setu', spanning over Hooghly river, is located near the Howrah station. Howrah bridge was built in 1942 and thrown open to the public in 1943. It is India's first cantil...  more »
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  • most creative bridge in India made by British and Designed by a Bengali Engineering. It's a double cantilever bridge. there is no support under the bridge. The proud of India.
  • Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, the bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced apontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata(Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poetRabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. The bridge is one of four on the Hooghly Riverand is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. The other bridges are the Vidyasagar Setu (popularly called the Second Hooghly Bridge), the Vivekananda Setu, and the newly built Nivedita Setu. It weathers the storms of the Bay of Bengal region, carrying a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, easily making it the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. The third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction,the Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world #Incredible India.. #Thanks
  • Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) is an iconic landmark of the city of Kolkata. On River Hooghly, the bridge plays the role of the gateway to Kolkata, as it connects the Kolkata city to the Howrah Station. It took around 7 long years to build the Howrah Bridge. Howrah Bridge boasts a length of 1528 feet and a width of 62 feet. On both sides of the bridge, there are pavements of 7 feet width. It is a cantilever bridge and its construction amazingly did not include the use of nuts or bolts. It is the fourth busiest Cantilever bridge across the globe. The total expense of building the Howrah Bridge was around £2,500,000. Howrah Bridge takes the load of around 90,000 vehicles and countless pedestrians daily. The bridge is famously called Rabindra Setu.But it is very conjusted
  • The Howrah Bridge is a famous symbol of Kolkata & West Bengal. On 14 june 1965 it was renamed 'Rabindra Setu' after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore. The Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest cantilever bridge in the world. The bridge was opened on 3rd Feb 1943.
  • it is one of the most important mouments of kolkata. now known as rabindra setu.This bridge reprents kolkata. :)