Bridge of boats across the River Indus, 1879 (c)

John Burke

Bridge of boats across the River Indus, 1879 (c)
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Bridge of boats across the River Indus, Kooshalgurh', North West Frontier, 1879 (c).

Photograph by Bourne and Shepherd, 2nd Afghan War, 1879 (c).

The bridge at Kushalgarh was built by the British in the months leading up to the outbreak of the 1st Afghan War (1839-1842). It replaced a ferry service. The bridge of boats was a vital artery for British forces during all their campaigns in the region, including the 2nd Afghan War (1878-1880).

Image Details

Negative No.
 
31069
Accession No.
 
NAM. 1955-04-42-2

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