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80-feet entrance. View of back of gates and north culvert openings - Group of engineers and contractors, &c. [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

80-feet entrance. View of back of gates and north culvert openings - Group of engineers and contractors, &c. [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

Photographer: Taurines, E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1888

Shelfmark: Photo 173/(63)

Item number: 17363

Genre: Photograph

Construction on the new Victoria Dock in Bombay City took place between 1885 and 1888. The dock and harbour walls and the 80 ft entrance were finished in December 1887, the total length of wharf and entrance walls measured 8,626 ft. In January 1888, on the completion of the caisson, demolition of the portion of the Prince’s Dock wall across the communication passage commenced. The erection of the 80 ft gates was begun on the 19 December 1887 and these with the gate machines were completed by the 20 February. Both the swing bridges with the capstans, sluice machines and the first 20 cargo cranes were erected and ready for work by the end of that year.

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