Wangtu Bridges new & old over Sutlej near Cheenee.
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Wangtu bridges over the Sutlej river from the 'Crofton Collection: Topographical and architectural views mostly in India', taken by an unknown photographer in the 1860s. The Sutlej is a rapidly flowing river through mountanious valleys, 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, used to traverse the Sutlej, were wooden and have since been replaced.