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Jubilee Bridge, Calcutta

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Jubilee Bridge, Calcutta.

The Jubilee Bridge is an important rail bridge over Hooghly River between Naihati and Bandel in West Bengal, India and is flanked on either side by Garifa and Hooghly Ghat stations.

1882 The construction commenced. The Chief Engineer in charge of construction works was Lt Col Arthur John Barry, and the bridge was designed by Sir Bradford Leslie, Chief Engineer in India, and Alexander Meadows Rendel.

Its steel was manufactured by Hawks, Crawshay and Sons and James Goodwin and Co.

The Jubilee Bridge is noteworthy in that it is a cantilever truss bridge, constructed entirely by riveting, without any nuts or bolts used in the construction.

1887 February 16th. The Jubilee Bridge was opened.

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