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Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu)

The iconic Howrah Bridge
Quick facts
  • Official name : Rabindra Setu (14th june 1965 )
  • Crosses : Hooghly River
  • Connects: Howrah and Kolkata
  • Carries : 8 lanes of Strand Road, pedestrians and bicycles
  • Total length : 705 m (2,313.0 ft)
  • Width : 71 ft (21.6 m) with two footpaths of 15 ft (4.6 m) on either side
  • Height: 82 m (269.0 ft)
  • Longest span : 1,500 ft (457.2 m)
  • Vertical clearance : 5.8 m (19.0 ft)
  • Clearance below: 8.8 m (28.9 ft)
  • Constructed by: Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
  • Construction begin : 1936
  • Construction end: 1942
  • Openned to public : 3 Feb 1943
  • Daily traffic: 100,000 vehicles and 150,000 pedestrians (* est. 2012)
  • Design : Suspension type Balanced Cantilever and truss arch
  • Material: Steel
  • Designer : Rendel, Palmer and Tritton
  • Maintained by : Kolkata Port Trust

 

 

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