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Howrah Bridge    


 

 


 

It is one of three bridges on the river Hooghly and is the most famous symbol of not only Calcutta but also West Bengal. This bridge is marvel of British engineering. Howrah Bridge is a suspended bridge on pillars. The bridge though very old is still holding good to reduce the traffic across the river.This Engineering marvel has been the firmest symbol of Calcutta. The huge cantilever bridge, strung on 270 feet high pillars connects Calcutta from Howrah. It four traffic lanes are daily used by over a lakh vehicles. The newly constructed Vidya Sagar Setu is also a cable suspended bridge. This bridge is supposed to reduce the traffic on the old Howrah Bridge.


 

 

 

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