Debraj MItraA decked-out Howrah bridge on its 75th anniversary on February 3Victoria Memorial: The Howrah Bridge, completed in 1942 and opened to the public a year later, never had a formal opening for fear of a Japanese attack. "The only other icon in the city that comes close to Victoria Memorial is Howrah bridge. The exhibition is being held in partnership with the Calcutta Port Trust and Tata Steel, both linked to the bridge since its inception. Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Company Ltd started building the bridge under the supervision of the Howrah Bridge Commissioners in 1936. The only company that could provide the huge amount of steel and meet the exact specifications was Tata Steel, then Tata Iron and Steel Company.
Source: The Telegraph February 14, 2018 21:00 UTC