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Ganga and Vivekananda Setu (Bally Bridge)
Location : On the River Ganga; Connects Dakshineshwar with Bally


This is a shot of the River Ganga. The arch shaped bridge is Vivekananda Setu, popularly known as Bally Bridge.

The Vivekananda Setu (Bally Bridge) links Dakhineshwar on the Calcutta side and Bally on the Howrah side of the Ganga river.

In 1932, after Rabindra Setu (Howrah Bridge) is opened, the river was bridged further upstream near Dakshineshwar by this multispan steel bridge presently known as Vivekananda Setu to provide road cum rail link between the Calcutta Port and its hinterland. This rail link connects Calcutta's Sealdah Station to Delhi. The road connects Barrackpore Trunk Road on the Calcutta side to the Grand Trunk Road ( NH-2) on the Howrah side.

This photograph was snapped from the ghat on the Ganga just outside the Dakshineshwar Kali Temple premises. A shot of the ghat is available here.

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