Bally Bridge, popularly known as Vivekananda Setu, is a major road and rail bridge situated across the Hooghly River
. It is the second Hooghly bridge located about 10 km from Kolkata
As a rail link, Bally Bridge connects Sealdah Station
of Kolkata to Delhi
. Opened in 1931, this bridge also joins Grand Trunk Road on the Howrah side to the Barrackpore Trunk Road on the Kolkata side. Thus the bridge acts as an important connector to the National Highways NH-6
) and NH-2
(to Delhi). The Dakshineshwar Temple and 12 other temples of Shiva are nearby attractions.
Dakshineshwar Railway Station is the nearest railhead.