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Howrah Bridge
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nothing much had changed from my first walk in 1977.
Just a mass of people going about their daily lives.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Howrah Bridge connects Kolkata (Calcutta) to Howrah over the river Hooghly. It is a suspension type balanced cantilever bridge. It is also named Rabindra Setu after the famous Nobel Prize winner Rabindra Nath Tagore.

It is nice to capture the bridge over the river at sun set.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Construction of the Bridge is too good. Marvellous. Attractive bridge and you will love to see again and again

2  Thank Sweet_Rams
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Wanted to walk this bridge which has 150,000 pedestrians a day. Took some photos before a policeman shook his finger at me. Well worth the walk.

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Reviewed February 26, 2013

Howrah Bridge is in the blood of every Kolkatan. People of bengal are known by it and live through it. It is a history which repeats itself everyday. It is a marvel. You'll be amazed to see and wonder about the hard work behind this glorious piece engineered by the Britishers. Here are some things which will make you ponder over the wonder.

-26500 metric tons of steel. Almost 2.6 times more of the total weight of Eiffel Tower.
-Its a bridge which does not have a support in middle and only has support at the two ends. Extreme engineering of a suspension bridge.
-World's busiest cantilever suspension bridge with a daily traffic of over 100000 vehicles and 400000 pedestrians.
-It is currently 6th longest bridge of its type in the world.
-It has no nuts and bolts. Has just rivets. Heated, hammered and cooled to fit.

I have crossed this bridge a zillion times and still I never get tired to amaze myself of thinking about the immense hard work and vision behind this architecture. Its a must visit. You must walk through it to look at the history. Highly recommended. Pure amaze.

1  Thank YogeshGoel
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