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Vidyasagar Setu



Vidyasagar Setu (commonly known as the Second Hooghly Bridge), is a bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. It links the city of Howrah to its twin city of Kolkata. The bridge is a toll bridge for vehicles, but is free for bicycles. It is one of the longest bridges of its type in India and one of the longest in Asia.

The bridge is named after the 19th century Bengali reformist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.

The bridge also has sister bridges over the river at different points, namely the Howrah Bridge (Rabindra Setu) and the Vivekananda Setu.

The Vidyasagar Setu is a cable-stayed bridge, with a main span of a little over 457 metres, and a deck 35 metres wide. Construction started in 1978 and the bridge was finally inaguarated on the 10th of October, 1992.

Vidyasagar Setu......
Captured with my cell phone nokia lumia 525,from a running car as photography prohibited as usual.Image quality may not be up to the mark,regret.

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