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Howrah Bridge : This is the famous Howrah Bridge built during the British Raj and connects Calcutta with its twin city ,Howrah situated across the Hooghly river on the western bank.It is a cantilever bridge with a suspended span over the River and was commissioned in 1943.Earlier there was a pontoon bridge in its place. 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 the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.The bridge does not have nuts and bolts, but was formed by riveting the whole structure. It consumed 26,500 tons of steel, out of which 23,000 tons of high-tensile alloy steel, known as Tiscrom,

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