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Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30244A
Scope and Contents This album was created to celebrate the opening of the Lansdowne Bridge, which spans part of the Indus River between Sukkur and Rohri in the Sindh province of Pakistan. During the British colonial era, the North Western Railway had been extended to Sukkur by 1879, but relied upon a steam ferry to cross the river between Rohri and Sukkur, which was limited, slow and unwieldy. The Indus was bridged at Attock in 1887, enabling trains to run from the Khyber Pass in the West to Calcutta, but an...
Dates: 1885 - 1889
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Found in: Cambridge University Library