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A 150ft-span bridge made at the Thames Ironworks.

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.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1901
Credit line: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library collection.
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