Sutrapur or hanging bridge, built c1834, since demolished, [Dhaka]
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Hanging Bridge at Dhaka taken in the 1870s by an unknown photographer. Formerly Dhaka was a Mughal capital and later the headquarters of the Division and District of the same name. Dhaka was famous for centuries for its production by skilled local craftsmen of fine cotton muslins which were tested by passing the finished piece of cloth through a lady's ring.The city is situated on the north bank of the Buriganga River and is crossed by a branch of the Dolai Creek. It is now the capital of Bangladesh.