Lansdowne Bridge, Sukkur

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The Lansdowne Bridge Rohri at Sukkur (Sindhi لينسڊائون پل روهڙي) is a bridge over the Indus River between Sukkur city and Rohri town of Sindh, Pakistan. Any visitor to Sukkur-Rohri Pakistan is usually awe struck by the largest man made monuments in the area. They are two in number. One is the over one century old Lansdowne Bridge and the other is the Ayub Bridge.
A marvel of 19th-century engineering, the 'longest 'rigid' girder bridge in the world' at that time, it was begun in 1887. It was designed by Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel; he designed the Lansdowne Bridge Rohri at Sukkur over the Indus River, which when it was completed in 1889 was the largest cantilever bridge in the world. The girder work, weighing a massive 3,300 tons, was manufactured in London by the firm of Westwood, Baillie and erected by F.E. Robertson, and Hecquet.
Indus was bridged at Attock in 1887 and that allowed Railways in India to run from the Western most post of Khyber Pass to the eastern city of Calcutta.
India’s rail link to the port of Karachi was however, still broken at the Indus flowing between the towns of Rohri and Sukkur. Indus was not bridged between Kotri and Hyderabad either therefore trains ran on Karachi-Jamshoro-Larkana-Sukkur route as early as 1879 and then they were ferried across to Rohri and vice versa on a river ferry.
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  • Beautiful view of sunset , some time you can see dolfen. Its a more then 100 year old bridge . excellent  more »
  • The Lansdowne Bridge is actually made up of two bridges, or rather four: there are two parallel bridges (one for cars and one for the railway) connecting Sukkur to Bukkur Island in the middle of the river, and two other parallel bridges connecting Bukkur to Rohri. The latter part constitutes the Lansdowne in the strict sense, with its iron arches reminiscent of the engineering works of Eiffel. The bridge on which the machines pass is rust red, and is older than that of the railway, which is instead painted iron gray. The bridge is also passable by pedestrians who do not suffer from vertigo, although there are balustrades all along the way. The bridge is very photogenic, but to take it back in all its brilliance I suggest to go to the archaeological area of the tomb of the seven sisters: before climbing the staircase that leads to the monumental complex you can go to the river bank to enjoy a beautiful view of the deck.
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