Built over River Hooghly, Vidyasagar Setu holds the record for being the longest cable-stayed bridge in the country. It is a toll bridge measuring a little more than 457 m, with a deck that has a width of 35 m. This six-lane bridge has the capacity of carrying 85,000 vehicles daily. From here, you can get a bird's eye view of the bustling city: the busy dockyard in the middle of the Ganges, serene boats cruising below the bridge and ongoing pujas, all add to the appeal of the bridge. During sunsets, as the water gleams with the colours of the sun, the view from the bridge is spectacular.

The bridge has been named after Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the highly respected 19th-century Bengali educationist and reformer. The total cost for building it came to Rs 388 crore. It was built by Public Sector Undertakings with private companies, under the direction of the Hooghly River Bridge Commissioners. The bridge was inaugurated on October 10, 1992.

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