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Howrah Bridge | 6th-Longest Bridge Of Its Type In The World|

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Howrah Bridge is a bridge with a suspended span over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. Commissioned in 1943, The bridge was originally named the New Howrah Bridge, because it replaced a pontoon bridge at the same location linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. On 14 June 1965 it was renamed Rabindra Setu after the great Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore, who was the first Indian and Asian Nobel laureate. It is still popularly known as the Howrah Bridge. It weathers the storms of the Bay of Bengal region, carrying a daily traffic of approximately 100,000 vehicles and possibly more than 150,000 pedestrians, easily making it the busiest cantilever bridge in the world. The third-longest cantilever bridge at the time of its construction, the Howrah Bridge is currently the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world. Total length of the bridge 2313ft, width 71ft. with 2 footpaths of 15ft on either side. Height 269ft Longest span 1500ft. Construction started in 1936 and end in 1942 and opened in 3 feb 1943. Background Music : In the garden by Silent Partner. Hope you will enjoy this video. Thanks for watching and don't forget to subscribe for more new videos.
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