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The bridge that could not bend even the burden of four centuries

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The bridge that could not bend even the burden of four centuries
The bridge that could not bend even the burden of four centuries

During the Mughal period, the throne of the kings of the time and various cities of the Punjab were the temporary residences of the emperors and their special companions, the emperors of the empire or places of hunting and leisure due to its greenery, climate and natural beauty.

History shows that the vicinity of Sheikhupura near Lahore was preferred as a hunting ground. There is a bridge in this area which is a monument of Mughal period. The bridge was built four centuries ago.

Unfortunately, we do not see it as a historical monument, nor do we try to figure out how, thousands of years later, the bridge is still in place when all kinds of traffic passes through it on a daily basis.

It is said that this bridge is mentioned in Tazak Jahangiri and research has shown that this bridge was built on the orders of Emperor Jahangir and work on it started in 1620.

At that time, Emperor Sheikhupura was residing in the fort. According to the historical books, there was a lot of rain this year, after which the emperor went to the royal hunting ground, but it was difficult to return because the canals were flooded. The caravan had to stay on the bank for three or four days when a raging river fell on their way.

The emperor then ordered the construction of a bridge on the site and the Mughal architect completed the work under his supervision by 1621.

The bridge is located about one kilometer southeast of Kot Pandi Das village in Sheikhupura district.

Experts have built the bridge out of small bricks with thick pillars and water passages that are arched. In the same way, towers were built on the bridge for beauty in those days, which are no longer there.

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