5 Interesting Facts About Howrah Bridge, Kolkata

1. It is a cantilever bridge.

2. It was commissioned on February 3, 1943.

3 It was given the name Rabindra Setu, after Bengali author Rabindranath Tagore. It is also known as the The Gateway to Kolkata.

4. Tata had supplied steel for the bridge's construction.

5. It is an iconic landmark in Kolkata and receives traffic of around 1 lakh vehicles daily.