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Railway Bridge across the Jumna at Allahabad.

Railway Bridge across the Jumna at Allahabad.

Photographer: Bourne, Samuel

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1865

Shelfmark: Photo 11/(43)

Item number: 1143

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a Railway Bridge at Allahabad, taken by Samuel Bourne in the 1860s. This bridge is situated over the Yamuna, just above the confluence with the Ganges at Allahabad. It opened in 1865 and is a great feat of British engineering; it is over 1,006 metres (3,300 feet) long. This bridge enabled a direct line between the right bank of Hooghly at Calcutta and left bank of Yamuna at Delhi, until then the coaches were ferried by boat at Allahabad.

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