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General view of the Bara Pula Bridge, Delhi

General view of the Bara Pula Bridge, Delhi

Photographer: Caney, W.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1875

Shelfmark: Photo 1003/(865)

Item number: 1003865

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Bara Pula Bridge in Delhi from the Archaeological Survey of India Collections, taken by W. Caney in the 1870s. The Barah Pulah bridge was built during the Muhal Emperor Jahangir's (r.1605-27) reign and is situated close to Humayun's tomb. The bridge has 11 arches carried on 12 piers and is 214 m long and 15m wide. There are 2.3 m high minarets on each of the 12 piers on both sides of the bridge. The sides of the bridge are protected by heavy masonry walls.

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