Dapoorie Viaduct

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Dapoorie Viaduct from British Library "On-line Photograph Collection" [1]

The Dapoorie Viaduct was completed in 1858 by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR) and was a vital section from Khandala to Poona of the mainline to link to Madras [2]].

It was one of the early major railway bridge to be constructed and comprised 22 stone arches of about 33 feet (10M) each span [3].

The masonary arches could only span short distances and required many piers [4].

References Note :-

Three of the References cited beow incorrectly state that the Dapoorie Viaduct 'carried the GIPR railway from Thane on Bombay Island to the Indian mainland'.

These References being:- British Library Photograph caption and paragraphs in the two books cited.

It was the Tannah Viaduct, opened in 1854 that connected Bombay Island to the mainland.

External links

  • Photographs by T. Shepherd of Poona from the Faviell Collection of Ceylon Railway views, University of Cambridge Digital Library.