It took nearly about 7 long years to construct the Howrah Bridge. The cantilever bridge of Howrah was completed in 1943. The Howrah Bridge in Kolkata was opened to traffic and public in the same year. The total expenditure of making the bridge was nearly ?2,500,000. The Howrah Bridge of Kolkata was built by riveting the whole structure and you will not find the use of nuts or bolts. Today, Howrah Bridge acts as the gateway to Kolkata, connecting the city to the Howrah Station, the main railway stations of the city and the busiest railway stations of India.
The Howrah Bridge is 705 meters long and 97 feet wide. The structure of the Howrah Bridge was built from 26,500 tons of high-tensile steel, supported by two piers. Each pier of the Howrah Bridge is about 90 meters above the road.
Last Updated on : 22 October 2012