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Panamnagar Bridge


Panamnagar Bridge a small one-arched humped bridge situated on the western extremity of Panamnagar in Sonargoan, on the east of the pucca road few yards south of dAlalpur bridge, and leads from the same road over a narrow trench to the main street of Panamnagar. The pathway of the bridge is formed of bricks arranged circularly. These circles of bricks are kept in place by several large pillars of basalt laid flat at the toe or rise of the bridge. Its length is 21.95 meter and width 4.72 meter. The bridge originally had towers at its sides, which flanked a gateway. The architectural style dates the bridge as a structure of the Mughal period, and it appears to have been built later than the panam bridge and the Dalalpur Bridge. The existence of the towers and gateway may be traced back to the period of rise of the township of Panamnagar. [Muazzam Hussain Khan]