Hooghly Bridge

The Hooghly Bridge spanning the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India, was originally named the New Howrah Bridge as it connects the city of Howrah to Kolkata. This historic construction of the bridge started in 1937 that continued till 1943. It had a single 450 m span and the attraction of the bridge lies in the fact that it is technically a cantilever truss bridge, constructed entirely by riveting, without nuts or bolts. On June 14, 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after Rabindra Nath Tagore, the first Indian Nobel laureate.

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  • Submitted On : 16 Dec 2014