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Bara Bridge, Peshawar District, 1930

Photograph, India, North West Frontier, 1930.

The 'Inglis' pattern bridge, named after its inventor, Lieutenant later Professor Sir, Charles Inglis, (1875-1952) was constructed across the Bara River by No. 4 Field Company, King George's Own Bengal Sappers and Miners. The specifications required that it be capable of carrying infantry in fours or 10 ton steam rollers, one at a time. Work began on 29 October 1930 and the bridge was open for traffic on 23 November.

Photograph from an album compiled by C G S Clarke, 1st King George's Own Bengal Sappers and Miners, 1930-1931.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1977-02-39-63

Copyright/Ownership

National Army Museum, London

Location

National Army Museum, Study collection

Object URL

https://collection.nam.ac.uk/detail.php?acc=1977-02-39-63

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