A poster from the 1958 film Howrah Bridge (Click)
A Song from the film
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Take a look at M.V.Howrah Bridge. This Container Ship used to be known as M.V.Golden Gate before the new owners named it after another equally famous bridge. (Click to enlarge)
Howrah Bridge: Rabindra Setu by Catherine Daly
I drew in to Howrah Station along the river
to the city rising from the swamp.
Amid the muck and refugees, I saw a white bridge
cantilevered over the flat land and flat water,
truss and girder like buttress and clerestory arch
spanning the Hooghly, thrust
into Calcutta. The bridge
is a new mathematical prayer
performed by clerks and reams of carbon paper,
clocked and numbered as if doves fly across daily at 2:00 p.m.
Horse carts and chickens wander over its asphalt.