Saturday, 10 October 2009

Howrah Bridge Kolkata

Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

Howrah Bridge connects Howrah to Kolkata. It is one of the busiest bridge of world. The New Howrah Bridge was built between 1937 and 1943 and had a single 450 m span. It is technically a cantilever truss bridge, constructed entirely by riveting, without nuts or bolts. It is currently used as a road bridge, but previously had a tram route as well. On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu, after Rabindranath Tagore a great poet and the first Indian Nobel laureate. However it is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. (Source:Wikipedia)

St John Ambulance near Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

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