Photos

Photographer's Note

The Howrah Bridge has been illuminated adding to the beauty of this architectural of the City of Joy - Kolkata.
Howrah Bridge, also known as the Rabindra Setu, is a bridge over the Hoogli River in West Bengal, India. It is so named as it links the city of Howrah, near Howrah Station, to its twin city of Kolkata (Calcutta). The bridge is said to be the busiest in the world.The bridge was built between 1937 and 1943 to replace a bridge from 1874, and is said to be the busiest bridge in the world. It is 97 metres high and 705 metres long. It is 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. The bridge also has sister bridges over the river at different points, namely the Vidyasagar Setu and the Vivekananda Setu. (Wikipedia)

Photo Information
Viewed: 23018
Points: 24
Discussions
Additional Photos by Anjan Mitra (anjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 189] (1086)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH