Amerapoora: Wooden Bridge

Amerapoora: Wooden Bridge

Linnaeus Tripe

With a surveyor’s eye, Tripe took this dramatic view looking across the three-quarter-mile bridge that led to the British residency on the other side of the lagoon. To highlight the scale of the massive teak pillars in the foreground, he included two figures seated in the shade of a tree and a small rest house at right. Many of the buildings in Amerapoora that Tripe photographed were dismantled after 1859, when the capital moved to Mandalay, but this bridge, which Tripe’s colleague Henry Yule called “apparently interminable,” survives today. credited by

Carried over the West limb of the Lake on piles about 7 feet apart with some openings (bridged with loose planks) for the passage through of large boats.

Object Details

Title : Amerapoora: Wooden Bridge

Artist : Linnaeus Tripe

Date : 1855

Dimensions : Image : 34.6 x 22.7 cm (13.13 x 8.19 in)

Mount : 46.2 x 37 cm (18.16 x 14.11 in)

Classification : Photograph

Location : Universities’ Central Library