Howrah Bridge = Calcutta

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All great cities have their architectural symbols, which over time become synonymous with the city itself. So, New York has its Statue of Liberty, Paris has the Eiffel Tower, which incidentally was considered a monstrosity by many people in Paris, at the time of its construction, but is today one of the most famous structures of the modern world. Then there are monuments which become synonymous with the country itself. So, Taj Mahal is easily the first thing which comes to mind, when people think of India. Or, if you are familiar with Delhi, it would probably be the Qutub Minar.

Similarly, if we talk about Calcutta, there are 2 structures which people usually associate with the city. One is Victoria Memorial. And, the other has to be the Howrah Bridge.

Howrah Bridge was built in 1943, to replace the existing pontoon bridge, on the river Hooghly, to connect…

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  1. Pingback: Oh Calcutta (Kolkata) India « Discover the Orient

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