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Vivekananda Setu, Howrah

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Vivekananda Setu (also called Willingdon Bridge and Bally Bridge) is a bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. It links the city of Howrah, at Bally, to North 24 Parganas, at Dakshineswar. Completed on 12 December 1930 & opened on 28 December 1930, it is a multispan steel bridge and was built to provide road and rail links between the Calcutta Port and its hinterland. It is 2,960 feet (900 m) long having 9 Spans in total. The famous Dakshineswar Temple is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River near the Bally Bridge. The bridge is one of 4 bridges & the 2nd Oldest Bridge linking Howrah and Kolkata.The Bridge is about 90 years old and still standing tall. Since 2007, it's been accompanied by a new bridge, Nivedita Setu, 50m downstream.

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  • Its a pretty nice road cum rail bridge that is present over the hoogly river.Most comutted brideges.Road cum rail bridges are anyway less in India  more »
  • This is an old British era rail road bridge overlooking Dakshineswar temple. It is an important bridge connecting Howrah and Hoogly to Kolkata. The construction of the bridge is essentially of truss.....  more »
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