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Bally Bridge


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Bally Bridge Overview

Ranked 45 of 773 sightseeing in Kolkata

Bally Bridge which is popularly called Vivekananda Setu or the Willingdon Bridge, serves both rail and road. Located at a distance of 10 km from Kolkata, Bally Bridge stands across the Hooghly River and is known as the 2nd Hooghly Bridge.

Bally Bridge connects Kolkata’s Sealdah Station to Delhi via the railways and Barrackpore Trunk Road on the side of Kolkata to Grand Trunk Road on the side of Howrah. Thus, it is an important link to the National Highways NH –2 that connects to Delhi and NH – 6 that connects to Mumbai. Entrepreneur Rai Bahadur Jagmal Raja Chauhan and contractor Kutchi Mistri constructed the Bally Bridge, which was completed in 1932. Every girder on the Bridge has the nameplate of its builder.

The length of this Bridge is 880 m, which were constructed to create a rail cum road link from Calcutta to near and far areas. The closest railhead from this location is the Dakshineshwar Railway Station and from here tourists can visit the Temple of Dakshineshwar along with 12 other Shiva temples.

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    A S3.6/5

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    Historic Bridge; Needs Repair

    Bally is situated at northern bank of Hooghly River and is connected via Bally Bridge which happens to be the oldest bridge. A lot of people travel from Bally to Kolkata on daily basis for work. It is a conventional looking dual bridge both for road and rail. You will certainly notice that bridge is really old and needs serious repair.

    Abhijit Gupta

    Abhijit Gupta4.6/5

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    Also known as Vivekananda Setu

    Bally Bridge or Vivekananda Setu is one of the oldest bridges that connects or links Kolkata and Howrah over the river Hooghly. Vivekananda Setu links Bally in Howrah with Dakshineswar in Kolkata side. The bridge is a superb result of engineering but presently the bridge is in very critical and poor condition due to lack of maintenance. The view of the Dakshineswar temple by the river and Belur Math on the other bank looks fantastic.

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