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لینس ڈاؤن پل (Lansdowne Bridge)

لینس ڈاؤن پل (Lansdowne Bridge)

Primary Photographer(s): Public Photograph Compilation (PPC)

Bridge Documented: March 5, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Lansdowne Bridge Road Over Indus River (Sindhu)
Location
Sukkur (سکّھر‎) and Rohri (روہڑی‎): Sukkur (سکّھر‎) and Rohri (روہڑی‎): Pakistan (پاکِستان)
Structure Type
Metal Cantilever Through Truss, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1889 By Builder/Contractor: Westwood, Baillie and Company of London, England and Engineer/Design: Alexander Meadows Rendel

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
820 Feet (250 Meters)
Structure Length
1,208 Feet (368 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
3 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

Note: This bridge has not yet been photo-documented/inspected by the HistoricBridges.org team. Narratives are compiled using information and photos offered on the internet. Photo Credit For Above Photo: Dejavufotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lansdowne_Rohri,_Sukkur.jpg

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A HistoricBridges.org Global Heritage Bridge

This bridge is located far beyond the HistoricBridges.org team's current area of coverage as dictated by limitations in time and funding. However, this bridge has global significance and it is also critically important to understand and discuss this bridge in order to create a clearer context and understanding of various bridges that have been visited and documented by the HistoricBridges.org team elsewhere. As a result, HistoricBridges.org is offering photos of this bridge from legally available internet sources in order to facilitate the narrative and discussion offered below.

About This Bridge

This bridge is a highly significant early example of a large cantilever truss bridge. Some truss members have a tubular-like construction that is reminiscent of the Forth Rail Bridge. One of the unusual features of this bridge is how the trussed vertical main posts bow outward in the mid section. In addition, the main posts are inclined inward and are not true vertical. The bridge features a distinctive suspended span that looks nothing like the rest of the bridge, as it is a riveted double-intersection Pratt style truss span and it looks like a less unusual simple span European style truss bridge.

Many engineers described this bridge as ugly when it was first constructed. The bridge certainly has a striking appearance, and it is truly one of the most unique looking bridges in existence anywhere.

Some sources list the span length of this bridge as 790 feet, this refers to clearance between abutments but because of the unusual design of this bridge, the structural span length between main posts of the bridge is 820 feet.

Today, the bridge sits next to another bridge, the Ayub Bridge, which was built in 1962. That bridge today carries railway traffic, which originally was on the Lansdowne Bridge.

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27.693896,68.888545

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