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Photographs Album details for shelfmark Photo 430/58

Curzon Collection: 'The Curzon Bridge over the River Ganges at Allahabad. Allahabad-Fyzabad Railway'.

Photographers: Unknown.
Contents: 88 prints 112x154mm to 287x243mm Collodio-chloride prints (?)
Provenance: Purchased 1976.
Notes: Whole collection comprises Photo 430/1-89.
Subjects: civil engineering - bridge building - Public Works Department
Description: Maroon half-leather album, 307x425mm, containg mounted, dated prints, with handwritten captions. The title is stamped in gold on the front cover and the front free endpaper has the following note: 'The Curzon Bridge over the River Ganges at Allahabad. 15 spans of 200 feet. Started 8th November 1902. Opened for Railway Traffic 15th June 1905. Opened for Road Traffic 20th December 1905'. Above this in the top corner is the note: 'With R.R. Gale's compliments'. Print 1 is a portrait of Gale, the Engineer-in-Chief, and his assistants and the remaining photographs provide a chronological record of the bridge's construction from December 1902 to December 1905. A full account of the bridge's construction is given by Gale in his paper 'The Curzon Bridge at Allahabad', Paper No 3626 in the proceedings of The Institution of Civil Engineers, (Volume CLXXIV) Session 1907-1908, Part IV.



Album contents:-
Photo 430/58(1) [Group of Engineer's who built the Curzon Bridge, Allahabad.] 
Photo 430/58(2) A Month's Work, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(3) Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(4) Left Approach Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(5) Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(6) View from Tail of Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(7) Temporary Bridge. View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(8) Left Abutment. View from Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(9) Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(10) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(11) Well Sinking. Gallows on Ground, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(12) Visit of HE Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(13) Pitching Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(14) Well Sinking Gallows on Well, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(15) Curved upper end of Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(16) Sand Train closing Phaphamau Back Channel, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(17) Well No 8, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(18) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(19) View from Left Training Bund, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(20) Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(21) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(22) Well No 1 and Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(23) Well No 7, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(24) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(25) Awaiting Floods, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(26) Panoramic view of Left Approach Bank and Training Bund during Floods, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(27) Panoramic view of Left Approach Bank and Training Bund during Floods, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(28) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(29) Starting Temporary Line after Floods, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(30) View from Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(31) Starting work after Floods. View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(32) Starting work after Floods. Looking towards Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(33) Raising Left Approach Bank, 2nd Season, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(34) Pile Bridge No 3, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(35) View of Well No 14 and Temporary Line showing Four Pile Bridges, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(36) Weighting Well No 4 with stone, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(37) Sand Train. Raising Left Appraoch Bank at Back Channel, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(38) Well No 6 Weighted with Rails & Pigiron. Divers at work on conglomerate, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(39) Well Sinking. Well Weighted with Rails, Pigiron and Sand Bags, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(40) Conglomerate from Well No 6, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(41) Well No 6, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(42) Pier No 8, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(43) View showing weight on Wells. No 4 in foreground, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(44) Founding a Pier, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(45) Piers and Right Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(46) Pier No 7 in Foreground, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(47) View looking towards Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(48) Left Training Bund during floods, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(49) Staging of Span No 15, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(50) Down Stream side of Right Approach Bank. Temporary Line Submerged, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(51) View looking towards Right Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(52) Pier No 11, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(53) Erection of Span No 15, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(54) Building Pier from Pontoon, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(55) Pier No 8, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(56) Erecting Bed Stone Course, Pier No 13, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(57) Erecting Span No 14 on Sullivan Staging, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(58) Reconstructing Temporary Line, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(59) Trestle at Pier No 8, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(60) Sinking Well No 1 Weighted with Rails & Pigiron, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(61) Erecting Span No 8, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(62) Building Pier with Scotch Crane, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(63) Timber Staging Span No 13, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(64) Bag Cofferdam for Founding Pier No 3, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(65) Erecting Timber Staging for Span No 12, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(66) Erecting Span No 7, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(67) Moving Timber Staging Trestles, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(68) View looking towards Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(69) Founding Pier No 3, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(70) Piling Timber Cofferdam, Well No 2, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(71) Founding Pier No 2 six feet below water level in centre of cold weather channel within Timber Cofferdam, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(72) View from Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(73) Erecting Span No 10, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(74) Piling Span No 4, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(75) Screwing in Cast Iron Pile Foundations of Roadway Viaduct, Right Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(76) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(77) Piling & Sullivan Staging, Span No 4, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(78) Building Pier No 2 in Cold Weather Channel, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(79) Piling Span No 2 for Staging, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(80) View from Left Training Bund. Completing Spans Nos 2 & 3, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(81) View from Right Bank, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(82) Erection of Spans Nos 2 & 3, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(83) General view from below Bridge. Open line Train crossing River on Temporary Line, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(84) Roadway flooring on Top Booms of Main Girders, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(85) Roadway Viaduct, Right Abutment, partly erected, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(86) Erecting Roadway Viaduct, Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(87) Roadway Viaduct, Left Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 
Photo 430/58(88) Roadway Viaduct, Right Abutment, [Curzon Bridge construction, Allahabad]. 


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