Load shedding of Howrah bridge, first time in 11 years

The iconic Howrah bridge, which started its journey in February 1943, is set to undergo a major renovation starting Friday night, shedding some of its load for the entire 700m span for the first time since 2012. The Kolkata Port Trust's civil engineering department, which maintains the structure, has decided to scrape the bituminous road surface and lay a new layer to increase the life of the cantilevered bridge and reduce weight.

Load shedding of Howrah bridge, first time in 11 years
The iconic Howrah bridge, which started its journey in February 1943, is set to undergo a major renovation starting Friday night, shedding some of its load for the entire 700m span for the first time since 2012. The Kolkata Port Trust's civil engineering department, which maintains the structure, has decided to scrape the bituminous road surface and lay a new layer to increase the life of the cantilevered bridge and reduce weight.