Howrah Pontoon Bridge, 1874 হাওড়া পনটুন ব্রিজ, ১৮৭৪ The Bridge linked the two cities Howrah and Calcutta; was completed in 1874 Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrMorePocketLike this:Like Loading... Related 3 thoughts on “Howrah Pontoon Bridge, 1874” Add yours if the location of the pontoon howrah bridge, i.e the connecting points of the then calcutta and howrah could be mentioned — we could have a clear picture LikeLike Reply Thanks Subhas. So far I gather the 1st bridge on Hooghly stood between Howrah and the Armenian Ghat. “Sir W. Grey, the then Lieutenant-Governor of Bengal, was in favour of a road-bridge at Armenian Ghat, but suggested a floating-bridge ” as a temporary measure” [Thacker’s Guide 1901] “Between Howrah and Calcutta is the famous iron Pontoon Bridge, called “Hooghly-Bridge.” The width of the Hooghly River between the bank of the river Howrah side and the Armenian ghat on the opposite side is about 600 yards.” [Rev C Cesry. Indian Gods, Sages and Cities. 1881] I am not too happy with my answer for not being able to provide exact location on Howrah side. Warm regards LikeLike Reply You’re so awesome! I don’t suppose I’ve read through anything like that before. So wonderful to discover another person with original thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a little originality! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.