Coronation Bridge

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Heritage Bridge in Siliguri
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The Coronation Bridge, also known as the Sevoke Bridge, is a noteworthy structure located near Sevoke in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Built between 1937 and 1941 to commemorate the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, it is a cantilever-type bridge designed by Sir Charles Olfert.

The bridge’s unique architecture combines British and Indian styles, reflecting its historical significance. Connecting the towns of Sevoke and Kalimpong, it serves as a vital transportation link between the Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts.

The Coronation Bridge is not only functional but has become a popular tourist attraction due to its scenic location, offering breathtaking views of the Teesta River and surrounding hills.

Visitors often stop to capture photographs and appreciate the picturesque landscapes, making it an essential destination for those exploring the beauty of West Bengal.


  • The Coronation Bridge boasts an iconic arch design that stands as a testament to engineering ingenuity.
  • Spanning the Teesta River, the bridge serves as a vital transportation link between Sevoke and Kalimpong.
  • Built to commemorate King George VI's coronation, the bridge carries a rich historical legacy.
  • The bridge offers breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, making it a favorite among photographers.
  • It plays a crucial role in connecting the towns of Sevoke and Kalimpong, facilitating smoother travel.
  • The Coronation Bridge has become a symbol of the region, attracting both tourists and locals alike.

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The Coronation Bridge, also known as the Sevoke Bridge, is a arch bridge that spans the Teesta River, connecting Sevoke and Kalimpong in West Bengal, India.

Coronation Bridge was built to mark the coronation of King George V in 1937 and the work was started by John Anderson, the erstwhile governor of Bengal

The bridge was built to commemorate the coronation of King George VI in 1937, hence the name "Coronation Bridge."

The bridge is easily accessible by road and is a part of the national highway network. it is around 24km from Siliguri.

West Bengal's Siliguri is home to the Coronation Bridge. Due to its location along the Teesta River, near Sevoke, it is also known as the Sevoke Bridge.

The 1,315-m-long engineering marvel would boast of several unique features.

Coronation Bridge connects Darjeeling and Kalimpong district.

The distance is 44.5km.

While stopping on the bridge itself is not recommended due to traffic flow, there are scenic viewpoints nearby offering stunning vistas of the bridge and the Teesta River. Popular spots include Sevoke Kali Mandir and Ghoom Jhora.

This height is 32 meters (105 feet).

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Heritage Bridge in Siliguri


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