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Vidyasagar Setu, commonly known as Second Hooghly Bridge, is a bridge between twin cities – Kolkata and Howrah. The ‘First’ bridge is obviously the famous Howrah Bridge (official name – Rabindra Setu).

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar (1820-1892) was a great academic, writer and reformist.
This ‘Setu’ or Bridge, the newest suspension bridge over Hooghly River, is among the longest cable- bridges in Asia.
It took 14 years to complete this 800+ m. long construction and was inaugurated on 10th. October, 1992. The 115 ft. wide bridge is supported by 121 wire cables on four pylons, on a foundation that is about 328 feet deep. With its 9 lanes of traffic routes, it is capable of handling more than 85,000 vehicles a day.

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