Completed in 1943, it took nearly about 7 long years to construct the Bridge . It was built by riveting the whole structure without the use of nuts or bolts. The bridge is 705 meters long and 97 feet wide. The structure of the bridge was built from 26,500 tons of high-tensile steel, supported by two piers. Each pier of the Howrah Bridge is about 90 meters above the road.