Howrah Bridge, is a bridge that spans over the Hooghly River in West Bengal, India. It was originally named the New Howrah Bridge because it links the city of Howrah to its twin city Kolkata (Calcutta). But on 14th June 1965 it was renamed to Rabindra Setu (named after Rabindranath Tagore a great poet and the first Indian Nobel laureate). However, still it is popularly known as the Howrah Bridge.
The bridge is one of three on the Hooghly River and is a famous symbol of Kolkata and West Bengal. This sentimental landmark and identity of Kolkata and West Bengal, apart from bearing of many stormy weather of the Bay of Bengal region, it successfully bears the weight of a daily traffic of approx 150,000 vehicles and 4,000,000 pedestrians.