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3rd World Largest Cantilever Bridge, Calcutta | by Brajeshwar
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3rd World Largest Cantilever Bridge, Calcutta

Calcutta boasts the third largest cantilever bridge in the world. Its real importance, however, lies in the fact that it serves as Calcutta's gateway to the wese, being the city's only bridge spanning the Hooghly. Taking 7 years to build, it cost $10,000,000. It towers 310 feet as the city's highest structure, is 2,150 feet long with a center span of 1,500 feet. It was completed in 1942, opened in February, 1943.

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Uploaded on October 12, 2006