Ponaloor [Punalur] suspension bridge
Photographer: D'Cruz, Zachariah
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph taken about 1900 by the Government photographer, Zacharias D'Cruz of the suspension bridge in Punalur, in the erstwhile Travancore . It is one of 76 prints in an album entitled 'Album of South Indian Views' of the Curzon Collection. George Nathaniel Curzon was Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office between 1895-98 and Viceroy of India between 1898-1905.Punalur is a village on the main road connecting Quilon and Shencottah. Punalur is famous for its paper mill which was a wholly indigenous enterprise. The suspension bridge across the Kallada river flowing through Punalur is a fine piece of engineering work.