Howrah Bridge

Howrah, WB - 700001
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The Howrah Bridge is indeed one of the region's most iconic structures. It is a huge cantilever bridge over the Hooghly River in the Indian state of West Bengal. In 1943, the bridge was commissioned and was at first called the 'New Howrah Bridge'. The bridge is one of the four iconic bridges on the River Hooghly and in the course of time, has become the very symbol of the cities of Kolkata and Howrah. The bridge used about twenty six thousand five hundred tons of steel in its construction! The Howrah Bridge is considered the world's busiest cantilever bridges for it carries about one hundred thousand vehicles and about one hundred and fifty thousand pedestrians every single day. It also enjoys the distinction of being the world's sixth longest bridge of its kind.

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