The Howrah Bridge is one of the oldest hanging bridges in the world, standing without pillars from below. This bridge is built on the Hooghly river which connects Kolkata with Howrah. This type of bridge is called a cantilever bridge. This bridge is known as Rabindra Setu.
Howrah Bridge is the sixth longest bridge of its kind in the world.
The distance of this bridge is 705 m and width 22 m.
This bridge is designed in such a way that boats can pass under the bridge.
It is the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. Because with the help of this bridge, about 1,00,000 vehicles and 150,000 pedestrians pass over it daily.
The design and architecture of this bridge makes this bridge very unique.
This bridge has to be maintained all the time, because this bridge is threatened by 2-3 things. The bridge has been damaged due to rash driving of vehicles and erosion due to atmospheric conditions and organic waste.
Cameras have been installed everywhere in this bridge for more security.
There is information for pedestrians not to spit on this bridge.
This bridge is so famous that you get to see it in many Indian films.
Location: Nearby Howrah Junction, Kolkata 700001
Price: Free for all