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Bridge near Srinagar, built by Akbar

Bridge near Srinagar, built by Akbar

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1864

Shelfmark: Photo 883/(50)

Item number: 88350

Genre: Photograph

A bridge in Srinagar from the 'Album of Indian Views' taken by Samuel Bourne in 1864. Srinagar is the capital of Kashmir and is situated on the river Jhelum, which divides the town into two. The river is crossed by nine famous old wooden bridges or kadals, built on an ancient cantilever principle, and newer constructions as well.

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