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Wangtu Bridge near Cheenee.

Wangtu Bridge near Cheenee.

Photographer: Unknown

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1860

Shelfmark: Photo 96/1(22)

Item number: 96122

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of the Wangtu Bridge from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. The Wangtu Bridge is used to traverse the Sutlej, a rapidly flowing river through mountanious valleys. It is the longest of the five rivers of the Punjab at 1,450 km. It flows west, curving through the Himalayas in India, then onto the Punjab plain where it forms part of the India-Pakistan border. The bridges at Wangtu were wooden and have since been replaced.

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