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Howarh Bridge in Kolkata

Howrah Bridge is situated in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal in India. Its construction was started in 1939 and it was opened to the public in 1943. The estimated amount required to construct this huge bridge was Rs. 333 crores. It is one of the cantilever bridge in the world. It has been built from 26,500 tons of steel.

This bridge connects Kolkata and Howrah. Around 60,000 vehicles and numerous pedestrians pass through it. This bridge is also known as Rabindra Setu, named after the great Rabindranath Tagore, famous poet and composer of Kolkata. The major tourist destinations like Eden Garden and Millennium Park are situated near this bridge.