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A 150ft-span bridge made at the Thames Ironworks.
|A 150ft span bridge made at the Thames Ironworks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H2671|
|Description: The Bengal-Nagpur Railway, started in 1887, was one of India's largest rail networks. Where the tracks reached the River Hooghly, at Shalimar, special pontoon bridges, such as the 150-foot example shown here (built at the Thames Ironworks in 1901), were laid. Engines and wagons were then ferried across the river to Khidderpur docks.|
|Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.|