Bally Bridge

Bally Bridge, Barasat: Address, Bally Bridge Reviews: 4/5


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Coastal820768
North 24 Parganas District, India56 contributions
Dakhinashwar temple is also very close to it
Jan 2020 • Business

Nice and a good place for morning walks along with the cool wind of the Ganges flowing below it. Also this bridge is very very important because it helps in shortening the route from Howrah station to Kolkata airport which is a very long journey. But now, passengers can go easily to airport by first going to Bally station and then going directly to the airport in a short period of time. Thanks to this bridge. Not only this but also, the very famous Dakhinashwar temple is also very close to it. Lots of devotees come here for the 'darshan' of Goddess Kali.

Written April 20, 2020
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Bhaskar Banerjee
Barasat, India147 contributions
An old bridge that connect howrah with kolkata
Nov 2019
It is just between dhakhineswar temple and belur math, over the Ganges, an old ancient bridge that connect howrah with KOLKATA.
Written January 30, 2020
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CMA Smarajit Ghosh
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Traffic control is not suitable.
Mar 2019
Traffic jam should be avoided. Strict traffic control is required. The old roads should be renovated.
Written August 23, 2019
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Soumyajit Saha
Kolkata (Calcutta), India399 contributions
Bally Bridge
Dec 2018 • Solo
Bally Bridge was built on river Ganges yo connect Howrah and Kolkata. Lakhs of people and vehicles cross this bridge everyday.
Written May 31, 2019
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Bhaskar Banerjee
Barasat, India147 contributions
Best shopping mall in and arround barasat
Jul 2018 • Family
Actually the best happening place in and arround barasat, situated at the heart of barasat which is champadali bus stand.

Many big brands having their own shop here like
Big bazzar, reliance trends,flemingo,allen Solly,arrow,peter england,van husain,reliance digital,pantaloons, cafe coffee day and many more.

It is centrally air conditioned and also having a very good kid zone play area, food court, and a multiplex cinema hall at the top.
Written September 2, 2018
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Shashank S
269 contributions
amazing bridge with both railways and roadways through it.
Mar 2017 • Solo
This striking-looking steel bridge provides a great vantage point to view life on the Hooghly River, the body of water that flows along the western edge of Kolkata.
Walk, drive or take the train across the impressive Bally Bridge that straddles the Hooghly River. This multi-span crossing links Dakshineswar in Kolkata with Bally in the Howrah district. The colossal steel structure is 2,887 feet (880 meters) long and took six years to build, being completed in 1932.
Bally Bridge is also known as Willingdon Bridge or by its Bengali name of Vivekananda Setu. It is one of several bridges on the Hooghly. Pick a good spot on the banks of the river to view this vast construction and take photographs. You can also pass under the bridge by renting a boat from one of the river’s jetties or by taking a cruise from Kolkata.
To admire this impressive engineering feat up close, stroll along the walkway and pause to study the network of girders. Look out for the name of Rai Bahadur Jagmal Raja stamped on each one. Raja was the industrialist whose company constructed the bridge.
Take your time to enjoy the views of river life. See dozens of boats making their way downstream and upstream and observe the bathing ghats, which are steps that lead down into the river. Thousands of Hindu devotees visit the many ghats along the Hooghly every morning and evening to bathe and make religious offerings.
At night, the Bally Bridge presents an even more stunning site when its latticework of beams, struts and girders is illuminated.
Bally Bridge is located approximately 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Kolkata and is well-connected to the city. There is a railway station at both ends of the bridge.
While you are in the vicinity of the bridge, be sure to spend some time at the nearby Dakshineswar Kali Temple. This riverside Hindu temple complex houses 12 identical temples to Lord Shiva.
Written April 16, 2017
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Kaushik G
Mumbai, India4,068 contributions
View of Dakhineshwar temple
Jun 2015 • Solo
We had travelled over Bali Bridge multiple times during our many visits to the city of Kolkata - last one was in May 2015. We got a very beautiful view of the famous Dakhineshwar Kali temple located on the banks of Hooghly river while travelling over this bridge.
Written May 2, 2016
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Shourjendra D
Kolkata (Calcutta), India3,657 contributions
Bridge on Hooghly
Nov 2015 • Family
This is one of the four bridges spanning the river Hooghly near Kolkata. The other three are the recently constructed Nivedita bridge,Vidyasagar setu or Second Hooghly bridge and the glorious Howrah bridge.

From childhood,I was mesmerized with this bridge,as we used to visit Dakshineshwar,and the long distance trains used to traverse the bridge making a loud 'gommm,gommm...' sound while crossing the river. I used to sit on the banks watching the bridge and the trains on it. Much later when I went to study in a hostel,the same bridge was crossed by me so many times in those trains,that I felt bored,and usually slept throughout the journey.
Recently went to Dakshineshwar again and then crossed Nivedita setu (bridge) for some reason,and felt those childhood memories once again seeing the Bally Bridge
Written December 25, 2015
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RBan26
Bengaluru, India658 contributions
Wellington Bridge - better known as Old Bally Bridge
Nov 2015 • Family
This bridge was built by Britsh leader Sir Wellington during early 18th century to facilitate trade from either side of Hooghly. It connects Bally (Howrah) & Dakshineswar (Kolkata). Goods vehicles are not allowed after the opening of Nivedita setu. The bridge is under maintenance. Numerous potholes need immediate attention of authorities. Beware of traffic jam if you are short of time, especially on Saturdays. It's often clogged due to Dakshineswar temple's crowd.
Written November 3, 2015
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