It is largest cable stayed bridge in Asia, connecting the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah.
It was built at a cost of Rs. 388 crores. Unfortunately it is not making the big difference that was envisaged, as the approaches are too narrow to to handle the amount of traffic that use bridge, and plans for widening the road are slow in implementation.
The bridge is named after the 19th century Bengali reformist Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar.