Mumbai: Old heritage Sewri railway footbridge brought down

Mar 05, 2018, 18:00 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar

The old heritage Sewri railway footbridge was brought down on Sunday to make way for a new and bigger bridge

End of an eraPic/Ashish Raje

The old heritage Sewri railway footbridge was brought down on Sunday to make way for a new and bigger bridge. The old bridge that was demolished, was an important link with the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, India's first railway, and had inscriptions dated 1897, stating - Built by the Joseph Westwood and Company Limited. Joseph Westwood and Company Limited functioned at Napier Yard in England where the bridge had been originally built and shipped for Bombay railway.

It is the same place where once the largest iron ship of those days, the SS Great Eastern, designed by legendary engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, had been built. This was the only remaining railway footbridge from the Joseph Westwood Company in Mumbai. 

Also Read: Mumbai: Work Begins On Bridge To Replace Dismantled Hancock Bridge

Catch up on all the latest Mumbai news, crime news, current affairs, and also a complete guide on Mumbai from food to things to do and events across the city here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates

Trending Video

Mumbai: Brave RPF constable saves woman, minors after fall from train at Dadar