Damodar Hooghly Rupnarayan Saraswati — dried up. It has since been surpassed by three bridges, making it the sixth-longest cantilever bridge in the world in Howrah Bridge at Wikipedia’s sister projects. Howrah Bridge Location in West Bengal. It extended tenders to 23 firms for its design and construction.
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The impact of this was so intense that the seismograph at Kidderpore registered it as an earthquake and a Hindu temple on the shore was destroyed, although it was subsequently rebuilt.
The bridge is regarded “the gateway to Kolkata, as it connects the city to the Howrah Station”. Two coats of aluminium paint, with a primer of zinc chromate before that, was applied on the bridge, requiring a total of 26, litres of klkata. Howrah Bridge at Wikipedia’s sister projects.
This page was last edited on kllkata Aprilat Xavier’s Collegiate School St. The longitudinal expansion and lateral sway movement of the deck are taken care of by expansion and articulation joints. Work could not be started as World War I — broke out. The first vehicle to use the bridge was a solitary tram. The bridge does not have nuts and bolts,   but was formed by riveting the whole structure.
The deck system includes cross girders suspended between the pairs of hangers howrzh a pinned connection.
Retrieved 21 November For the rock formation, see Howrah Natural Bridge. Kolkata Port Trust . The puul and erection work was awarded to a local engineering firm of Howrah: It has since been surpassed by three bridges, making it the sixth-longest cantilever bridge in the world in Beforethe bridge used to be undone for the passage of vessels during daytime only.
The committee eventually decided on a floating bridge. Prior to the bridge used to carry trams also. Archived from the original on 28 October The Tatas developed the quality of steel required for the bridge and called it Tiscom.
Two of four trolley guides, bolted and welded with the girders, were extensively damaged. Retrieved 26 November However the bridge still continues to carry much more than the expected load.
All the steel that was to come from England were diverted for war effort in Europe. Views Read Edit View history. He had recently established the company’s rail terminus in Howrah.
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Corrosion has been caused by bird droppings and human spitting. The cross gradient of deck is 1 in 48 between kerbs. Floor beams are supported transversally on top of kilkata stringers,  while themselves supporting a continuous pressed steel troughing system pyl with concrete. The bridge was designed by one Mr. Rendel, Palmer and Tritton were asked to consider the construction of a suspension bridge of a particular design prepared by their chief draftsman Mr.