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Colombo. Bridge of Boats

Colombo. Bridge of Boats

Photographer: Scowen and Company, Charles T.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1885

Shelfmark: Photo 406/2(57)

Item number: 406257

Genre: Photograph

Photograph taken in the 1880s by Charles T. Scowen & Co. of a general view of the Bridge of Boats at Colombo, with bullock carts crossing over it, from an album of 62 views of India and Ceylon. The bridge, built by Lieutenant-General John Fraser, Assistant Quarter Master General, spanned the Kelani River at Grandpass and carried the whole of the Colombo-Kandy road traffic from its construction in 1822 until 1895 when the Victoria Bridge was opened.

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