A Kolkata police official said that patrolling cops spotted a middle-aged man scaling the bridge at around 3:30 pm. He was brought down with the help of a ladder by personnel of the fire brigade and a team from Golabari police station of Howrah Police Commissionerate, the official said.
The man, reported to be a vagrant, was admitted to a Howrah hospital by the police.
This was not the first such incident. Several people have earlier climbed the bridge and officials had hard time bringing them down.
(With inputs from PTI)