Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hooghly River Lights


An evening by the Hooghly river and Vidyasagar Setu. Hooghly River is majestic soaring well 4 bridges and yet the oldest among them, the Howrah Bridge also known as Rabindra Setu, in honor of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore still figure as the busiest in the city perhaps because, compared to the other three, the Vidyasagar Setu, the Vivekananda Setu and the Nivedita Setu guarantees free access.


The Howrah Bridge connects Kolkata to Howrah. Commissioned in 1943, 650 meters long and 30m high bridge has become an icon for Kolkata as it is mentioned among the marvels of the modern thanks to its single span. In 2005, the mast of a barge that sailed into the wrong channel at high tide has significantly damaged, resulting in the decision to prevent access to heavy loads so as not to further aggravate the structure.

On 23 November 2006, the Rabindra Setu was lit during a special ceremony, with golden lights and magenta, on the heels of other rivers become icons for their cities the Tower Bridge in London, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco and the Firth of Forth Bridge in Scotland.

1 comment:

  1. This is a stunning capture ... Beautiful colours reflected across the river.

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