5 Longest Bridges Over Hooghly River in West Bengal

The Hooghly River also called Ganga is basically a distributary of the Ganga river in West Bengal and also Hoogly river is known as the most betrayer river because of changing its path. Hooghly River splits from the Ganges as a canal at the Farakka Barrage and Farakka Barrage supplies the Hooghly with adequate water. There are 5 bridges has been build over the river and different location, other Bridges in West Bengal are Farakka Barrage over Ganges river and Coronation Bridge across the Teesta River.

Vidyasagar Setu

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The Second Hooghly Bridge is known as Vidyasagar Setu linking the cities of Kolkata,is the longest cable–stayed bridge in India over the Hooghly River. Vidyasagar Setu is one of the longest cable–stayed bridge in Asia.

Vivekananda Setu

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Vivekananda Setu also called as Bally Bridge is a multispan steel bridge over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, links the city of Howrah with twin city of Kolkata. The famous Dakshineswar Temple is situated on the banks of the Hooghly River near Vivekananda Setu.

Nivedita Setu

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Nivedita Setu alos known as Second Vivekananda Setu is the first bridge in India with a single profile cable-stayed bridge. It runs parallel to old Vivekananda Setu and carries six lanes for high speed traffic and known as wonder of an architecture bridge.

Howrah Bridge

Rabindra Setu

The Howrah Bridge is a cantilever bridge over the Hooghly River linking the two cities of Howrah and Kolkata. Howrah Bridge is renamed as Rabindra Setu is the sixth-longest bridge of its type in the world.

Jubilee Bridge

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The Jubilee Bridge a cantilever truss bridge,an important rail bridge over Hooghly River between Naihati and Bandel. Jubilee Bridge is soon going be phased out and a new rail bridge named as Sampreeti Bridge is under construction parallel to Jubilee Bridge.