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'''Khushal Garh Bridge'''
 
'''Khushal Garh Bridge'''
  
The Khushal Garh Bridge is situated between [[Jand]] and [[Kohat]] on Indus river. It was first constructed in 1901 for 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge([[Rail_gauge#Narrow_Gauge|NG]]) railway bridge as part of the [[Khushalgarh-Kohat-Thal Railway]]. In 1907 it was redesigned for broad gauge([[Rail_gauge#Broad_Gauge|BG]]). It is reported to have been constructed by a Mr Robertson (''unable to verify''). It is the shortest bridge over Indus river.
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The Khushal Garh Bridge is situated between [[Khushalgarh]] and [[Kohat]] crossing the Indus river. The broad gauge([[Rail_gauge#Broad_Gauge|BG]]) bridge was completed in 1907 as part of the '''[[Khushalgarh-Kohat-Thal Railway]]'''. Prior to this date the BG line terminated at [[Khushalgarh]] and a narrow gauge([[Rail_gauge#Narrow_Gauge|NG]]) line continued from the right bank of the Indus via [[Kohat]] to [[Thal]], this line was converted to BG.
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The BG line was opened in 1908 thus connecting from Jand on the NWR mainine through to [[Kohat]] as the ‘NWR Frontier Kohat Section’ , 39 miles(63km) <ref name=Admin.107>[https://archive.org/stream/BombayBarodaAndCentralIndiaRailwaySystem/Bombay_Baroda_And_Central_India_Railway_System#page/n115/mode/1up "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government  Printing,  Calcutta;  page 107]; Retrieved 9 Mar 2017</ref> and the ‘Kohat-Thal Section’, 62 miles(100km) to [[Thal]], the entire line was merged into NWR proper<ref name=Admin.128>[https://archive.org/stream/BombayBarodaAndCentralIndiaRailwaySystem/Bombay_Baroda_And_Central_India_Railway_System#page/n136/mode/1up "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government  Printing,  Calcutta;  page 128]; Retrieved 9 Mar 2017</ref>.
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It is reported to have been constructed by a Mr Robertson (''unable to verify''). It is the shortest bridge over Indus river.
 
<ref>[http://pakistanrail.tripod.com/bridges.html Pakistani Rail "Khushal Garh Bridge"]; Retrieved 29 Apr 2016</ref>
 
<ref>[http://pakistanrail.tripod.com/bridges.html Pakistani Rail "Khushal Garh Bridge"]; Retrieved 29 Apr 2016</ref>
  

Latest revision as of 05:54, 10 March 2017

Khushal Garh Bridge

The Khushal Garh Bridge is situated between Khushalgarh and Kohat crossing the Indus river. The broad gauge(BG) bridge was completed in 1907 as part of the Khushalgarh-Kohat-Thal Railway. Prior to this date the BG line terminated at Khushalgarh and a narrow gauge(NG) line continued from the right bank of the Indus via Kohat to Thal, this line was converted to BG.

The BG line was opened in 1908 thus connecting from Jand on the NWR mainine through to Kohat as the ‘NWR Frontier Kohat Section’ , 39 miles(63km) [1] and the ‘Kohat-Thal Section’, 62 miles(100km) to Thal, the entire line was merged into NWR proper[2].

It is reported to have been constructed by a Mr Robertson (unable to verify). It is the shortest bridge over Indus river. [3]

On this bridge the train track and vehicles road for vehicles are constructed together. The upper side is used for trains and lower one for general traffic. [4]

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