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Old October 25th, 2008, 10:51 PM   #21
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Ayub Railway Bridge, Sukkur
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Lansdowne Bridge and Ayub Bridge
A marvel of nineteenth century engineering, the 'longest "rigid" girder bridge in the world' at that time, was begun in 1887. The Indus Valley State Railway had reached Sukkur in 1879 and the steam ferry which transported eight wagons at a time across the Indus was found to be cumbersome and time consuming. Designed by Sir Alexander Meadows Rendel, the girder work weighing a massive 3,300 tons was erected by F.E. Robertson, and Hecquet. The ferry link between Rohri and Sukkur became redundant when Lord Reay Governor of Bombay. Detutizing for Lord Lansdowne , the viceroy, inaugurated the Bridge on 25 March 1889.

As summer comes early to Sukkur and the wearing of heavy European - Style Uniforms would have been uncomfortable , the opening ceremony took place early in the morning . After Lord Reay had unlocked a highly ornamental padlock (the design of J.L. Kipping, CIE, Principal of the Mayo School of Art in Lohore and father of Joseph Rudyard, the famous poet and author). Which had held shut the cumbersome iron gates guarding entry to the Bridge , the gathering walked across the Bridge and then adjourned to break-fast followed by toasts under a shaman (Berridge 1967:128) with its construction, Railway link between Lahore in the heart of the granary of British India and the Port of Karachi on the Arabian Seacoast was completed. When the great steel Ayub arch, was constructed (1960-1962) , Railway traffic was shifted to this Bridge . About a hundred feet apart, the two bridges seem like one from a distance. The Ayub arch became the world's third longest Railway arch span and the first bridge in the world to have 'the Railway desk slung on coiled wire rope suspenders'. Dr.D.D. Steinman of New York, proponent of 'vocational aesthetics' designed this graceful Bridge. Which cost about two crore rupees. The foundation stone was laid on December 9,1960. A tribute to Paksitani, American and British engineers, it was opened by President Muhammad Ayub Khan on May 6,1962.

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GOLRA STATION
Just a few kilometers from the heart of federal capital, there lies a heritage, still unknown to even vast majority residing in the capital and adjacent Rawalpindi - the Golra Junction Railway Museum. As named by authorities, the Golra Junction Railway Museum is one of the important spots in the capital, that depicts evolution of Pakistan Railways into an improved service from the ancient one.

Adjacent to Golra Railway Junction, a station that once linked Peshawar, Kohat and Havalian, the Museum presents glimpses from the contours of history.

Set up in 1882 and upgraded as junction in 1912, the Golra Railway Station today enjoys more importance due to Museum.

Situated South East to Margalla Hills and 1994 feet above sea level, the Golra Railway Museum is at a few minutes drive from the federal capital and 17 kilometers towards East from Taxila, the cradle of Gandhara civilization.

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