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National Archives of Bangladesh acquires important documents from Paksey Railway Office
July 29, 2012, 9:56 pm
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Friday, 13 of July, Md. Ali Akbar, archivist of National Archives Bangladesh (NAB), acquired important documents of Pacshi (Paksey) Railway Office. Documenst are about construction of Hardinge Bridge from 1910 – 1912. The bridge is a steel railway bridge made up of prefabricated trusses and named after Lord Hardinge, the Viceroy of India (1910-1916). The bridge crosses the lower Ganges at Sara between Paksey and Bheramara stations on the broad gauge railway from Khulna to Parbatipur. The construction of the bridge started in 1910 and finished in 1912. Finally on 4 March 1915 Lord Hardinge inaugurated the bridge. A total of 24,000 people were employed for constructing the bridge. The Hardinge Bridge is 1.8 km long (quoted from: Banglapedia).

Some pictures of Hardinge Bridge when under construction (pictures taken by Ali Akbar from acquired docs) and nowadays:

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Quite interesting and relevant for development of archival inspection on behalf of the National Archives of Bangladesh and specially the acquisition by the NAB of relevant archival collections. Well done, mr Ali Akbar and colleagues of the NAB! Florus

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