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“great bridge” 4 of 5 stars
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Howrah Bridge
Jagganath Ghat, Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“great bridge”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Howrah bridge is the only single suspension bridge in India build by the British. This bridge serve a communication network between kolkata city and howrah town ,which are major communication network in west Bengal.

Visited January 2014
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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“Heritage of Kolkata”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

One of the Longest Cantilever bridge in the world, it truly is a heritage of Kolkata. Built during the British Raj in India, this bridge serves as the main connecting bridge over the river separating Kolakata from Howrah - the twin cities. Every day lakhs of vehicles ply on this bridge. To experience it completely, have a walk on this bridge.

Visited September 2013
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Jodhpur City, Rajasthan, India
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“welcoming kolkata”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

the howrah bridge is posed to welcome all who is coming to kolkata.. nice to see and nice to have a walk on the bridge.. can have a good view from howrah station waiting room (first floor)..

Visited December 2013
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“The Last Days of the Raj”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Completed in 1943, just 4 years before Independence, this bridge- the first to span the Hooghly River- arrived right at the end of an era. Replacing an earlier pontoon bridge, it must have been part of Britain's grand colonial plans, which were soon to be dashed by the rising nationalist tide.

70 years on it is more of a resource for busting-at-the-seems Calcutta than a "tourist sight". But it is certainly a famous city landmark and worth your attention. We experienced it a few times. The first time was when we caught a ferry along the Hooghly and the second was when we crossed it in a station to the Howrah Railway Station on our way out of the great Bengali metropolis.

Visited January 2014
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“Dont miss”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

marvellous, and carries thousands of people, and mainly pedestrians . Without any pillar in the river. great structure. worth seeing.

Visited January 2014

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