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RE 088 — Sapper's Bridge over Kabul River

Pul-e Feringhi-Bridge over the Kabul River, SE of the Sherpur cantonment, built by the 5th Company of Bengal Sappers and Miners, seen from ENE, looking up-stream. In the background the mountains Koh-e Asma’i and Koh-e Aliabad are visible.
RE 089 provides a view from the opposite side.
[Album:] 5th Coy Sapper's Bridge over Kabul River. [S&M List:] 2-37 Bridge over Kabul River.
  • Original:
    Chatham: Box No.: F 43, Album No.: 6/5, Page No.: 28
  • Collection Cabul Defences, Photo. No. 11 D: the same picture
  • Thackeray, E.T. (1881): Views of Kabul and Environs, pl. 25: identical photograph, “Bridge over the Kabul River.”
  • The Second Afghan War 1878-80: Abridged Official Account (1908), f.p. 394: identical photograph, “The 'Pul-i-Feringhi' over the Kabul River, near Village of Ibrahim Khan (looking up-stream towards Asma’i).”
  • L.W. Adamec (1985): Kabul and southeast Afghanistan, pp. 324-338: Kabul City.
  • Duckers, P. (2000): On Service in India - The Mein Family Photographs 1870-1901, p. 48: this photograph, “Bridge over the Kabul River. This bridge built by us after the December business so as to communicate more readily and easily with the Bala Hissar from Sherpur cantonments. The bridge practicable for all arms [i.e. infantry, cavalry and artillery].”
  • Moncrieff, G.S. (1987): Canals & Campaigns, p. 79: the same photograph.
Image No.
RE 088
Collection
Royal Engineers Museum, Library and Archive 1878-1880 1878-1880
Series
RE 057-099, Kabul Photographs
Format
Albumen paper with gold toning, 175/280 mm, mounted on cardboard
Quality
good
Place, date
Kabul, January/February 1880
Descriptors
  • 0101. Kabul City
  • 1.57 Pictures of Landscapes, Cities
  • 2.126 Kabul and SE-Afghanistan
  • 4.364 Second A.-A. War (1878-1880)
  • 6.11 Road Construction and Traffic
  • Latitude / Longitude34.532025 / 69.202325
    Google Earth34°31'55" N / 69°12'09" E / 1790 m
    Survey of India MapSheet 38 (1917), Kabul: Kabul, 2B 26

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