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View of incline. Truck and engine with bottom girder of one gate going down to entrance [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

View of incline. Truck and engine with bottom girder of one gate going down to entrance [Victoria Dock construction, Bombay].

Photographer: Taurines, E.

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1887

Shelfmark: Photo 173/(55)

Item number: 17355

Genre: Photograph

A photograph by E Taurines of the Victoria Dock construction work in Bombay City taken between 1885 and 1888. In 1884, a scheme for an extension to the Prince's Dock put before the Government was approved. The extension, which later came to be called Victoria Dock, was a water space of 24.22 acres, containing three jetties, 400 ft long by 230 ft wide, a passage communicating with the Prince's Dock and a rear entrance. The excavation and masonry work was undertaken by Messrs Kirby and Co. The railway locomotive in the foreground is moving a

girder.

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