Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur

Shahi Bridge or Munim Khan's Bridge or Akbari Bridge or Mughal Bridge or Jaunpur Bridge is a 16th-century bridge over river Gomti in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Shahi Bridge is located north of Jaunpur, northwest of Zafarābād, north-northeast of Mariāhū and west-northwest of the town of Kirākat.
Mughal Emperor Akbar ordered the construction of the Shahi Bridge, which was completed in the year 1568–69 by Munim Khan. It took four years to complete the bridge. It was designed by Afghan architect Afzal Ali.
The bridge was severely damaged in the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake. Seven of its arches had to be rebuilt. In addition to its historical significance, the bridge is still in use.
The bridge is on the Protection & Conservation list of Directorate of Archaeology, (U.P.)'' since 1978.
The bridge is generally recognised as Jaunpur's most significant Mughal structure.
A new bridge parallel to Shahi Bridge was opened on 28 November, 2006 by the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mulayam Singh Yadav.
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  • It is the bridge built for the royal family and the king to travel. This is the route which was used to reach the Shahi Qila  more »
  • This is very old bridge but right now also very important roll in daily traffic. Best construction example in very old time.  more »
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