Thursday, September 2, 2010

Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

It looks as beautiful as it was even made, even till date holding its steel and concrete together. Hanging over river Hoogly, one of kind ( the cantilever bridge) among world's 8 bridges of its type. This was built by Britishers in year 1937-1943 to move their Military, vehicles and cattles. Out of the total 26,500 tons of steel used, Tata Iron and Steel Company supplied 23,500 tons of steel and fabrication was done by Braithwaite, Burn and Jessop Co. at four different shops in Calcutta. Even today it carries over 80,000 people walking over it every day.
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