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Howrah Bridge

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Address: Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Phone Number: 91 033 2220 5370
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An Awesome Piece of Engineering

Thought it is about a 100 years old, this is still a master piece. When standing on the bridge, you can feel it shake when a heavy truck or bus passes through. The stupid part is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Thought it is about a 100 years old, this is still a master piece. When standing on the bridge, you can feel it shake when a heavy truck or bus passes through. The stupid part is, taking pictures is still not allowed. This rule was by the British and we still follow it. There are policemen who stop you from... More 

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Indore, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

its a welll very suspended bridge which is according to me over rated dude its just a bridge why care about it so much

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Delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

the gigantic structure and a great example for historic engineering is what you call howrah bridge to be. connecting howrah dist to kolkata its like life line of kolkata. every one wish to walk through the bridge to make their exp complete, and yes i am one of them. a bridge not far away from here is cable bridge which... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

this is one of the oldest bridge in the city of kolkata.its situated near the howrah station thus the name as howrah bridge.It stands on the Hoogly river of kolkata .Its the busiest bridge esp during the peak hours.Its lit with light looks very beautiful in the evening.This is the only bridge without support.Its the pride of our city,Kolkata......

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Its more than 100 years this wonderful and beautiful structure is standing tall on the river. Its one of the oldest over hanging bridge over the river. Its beautiful because its being built that time when this was uncommon feature.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you truly understand the history of Kolkata and want to explore it like a local, walk across this short bridge, take in the surroundings and the street vendors on and around. It is a must do, if you truly have the passion!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

It's very crowded and in case you want to see people this is the place to be. I wouldn't recommend this to anybody.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Iam going to kolkatta regularly from more than 30 years and invariably you have to pass through HOWRAH BRIDGE to reach howrah station.Every time you pass this bridge one thing is it is an indication you have reached your destination.This massive bridge built across river ganges is land mark and pride of kolkatta and of course engineering marvel.A boat ride... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I love the new silver-painted shiny look of this iconic symbol of Kolkata...for best views, watch it from the Hooghly river ferry which costs only Rs.5 one way...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It has been quite a few years for this bridge and still it is a wonderful structure an engineering fit and an important link to Howrah Station and thr other side of Ganges. Lately we have another bridge across the Gances but still Howrah bridge has all the trafic all the commercial activity. Walking across the bridge and looking down... More 

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