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Lights on at Howrah Bridge

November 24, 2006

Kolkata's biggest landmark, the Howrah Bridge, which spans the River Hoogly, was illuminated on November 23.

The 63-year-old bridge, which connects Kolkata and Howrah was been illuminated by The Kolkata Port Trust. 

The bridge was built between 1937 and 1943 to replace a bridge that dated from 1874. It is said to be the busiest bridge in the world.

Currently used as a road bridge, it used to have a tram route as well. The bridge also has sister bridges over the river at different points, namely the Vidyasagar Setu and the Vivekananda Setu.

Photograph: Deshkalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images 

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Sub: Beautiful Rabindranath Setu

simply breathtaking!!!.....a marvellous piece of engineering, a joy to behold, for generations and generations to come....

Posted by Krishanu Saha

Sub: looks simply awesome !

it looks wonderful ... have crossed it so many times ..but now its beauty seems to be overwhelming !! i love kolkata ...

Posted by SM

Sub: WOW - Now it is a Beauty By Night

Hmmm thats the sheer ecstatic view of Howrah Bridge..perhaps the Bridge has been standing there for decades but we missed its Glory for so many ...

Posted by milind

Sub: howrah bridge

it is beautiful

Posted by raja row

Sub: superp

wow lovely awesome howrah bridge now looking great. thnx west bengal government

Posted by jasim


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