This handsome bridge was sent out from England, by sections complete, in the year 1816, but the death of the importer put a stop to the undertaking: Saadut Ali Khan died about two years before its arrival, and the work long remained suspended, because the king was reluctant to complete a project commenced by his predecessor. After the lapse of about thirty years, when Mohummed Ali Shah came to the throne, the bridge was erected and now forms a conspicuous ornament to the city.
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The Lucknow album : containing a series of fifty photographic views of Lucknow and its environs together with a large sized plan of the city (1874)
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