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HOWRAH BRDIGE IN THE EVENING by Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi

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Taken by
Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi Ravinder Reddy Duggempudi
Explore score
0.07 Gigapixels
Date added
Apr 10, 2009
Date taken
Apr 09, 2009

The Howrah Bridge is a bridge that spans the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. It was originally named the New Howrah Bridge because it links the city of Howrah to its twin city, Kolkata (Calcutta). On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu, after Rabindranath Tagore a great poet and the first Indian Nobel laureate. However it is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge.

The bridge is one of three on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. Apart from bearing the stormy weather of the Bay of Bengal region, it successfully bears the weight of a daily traffic of approximately 150,000 vehicles and 4,000,000 pedestrians. It is the sixth longest bridge of its type in the world.
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  1. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (April 11, 2009, 08:56AM )

    Very beautiful. I hope I had a faster connection to explore it more.

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