Tuesday 24 October 2017

Grandeur Howrah bridge


      Howrah Bridge or Rabindra Setu, is a massive steel structure extends across the Hooghly River and connects Howrah and Kolkata also it is one of the longest cantilever bridges in the world. Also, this is a spot for people who love a happening place, carries a daily traffic of over 100,000 vehicles and countless pedestrians. Take an excellent ride in the between Kolkata and Howrah, offered from Launch Ghat on this Majestic and grandeur bridge. The view of the city, especially in the night, is awesome. There is a total of 8 lanes of strand road, bicycles, and pedestrians. What makes this bridge unique is the fact that it was built without a single nut or bolt and is held together by rivets.

      The Howrah Bridge has been shown in numerous movies since the 1950s like Do Bigha Zameen, China Town, Amar Prem, Parineeta, The Namesake, Love Aaj Kal, Barfi, Gunday and many others. You can walk across the bridge and admire the hulking construction or sail underneath on a boat ride on the Hooghly River.

      Whether you live in Kolkata or are just visiting, these astounding facts should give you a greater appreciation of this marvel of human engineering.

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