Too old for traffic, Laxman Jhula shut down for good



A landmark, Laxman Jhula is a 450-foot-long iron suspension bridge constructed over the Ganga. The PWD is tasked with maintenance of the British-era bridge that was built in 1923. Local folklore has it that Lord Ram’s brother Laxman had crossed the river on jute ropes at the place where the bridge is located.



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