Keane bridge & Ali Amzad's clock in Sylhet

Keane Bridge

It was our first day at Sylhet. When we have just returned from the MadhabKunda waterfalls, and it was evening. Sun was down. Also we didn't have any dinner at day. We were hungry, and we took our dinner + lunch before 9:00pm. Since it was night, we had nothing to do in Sylhet town. That time the Keane's bridge came into our mind, and all of us were interested to go there. Local people know the Keane bridge as Pooler mukh or Lohar bridge.

Keane bridge is made during the period of British, and whole body of the bridge was made from iron. Later, part of it destroyed during 1971 war with Pakistan. This bridge has repaired several times by the government later on. This bridge is situated over the Surma river. This one was the only way to connect the both bank of the Surma. But later there is another bridge developed which is now using to communicate with Dhaka.

But this red old fashioned bridge is a nice place to pass your time. One side of the river is well decorated so that people can take a gossip here. Long corridor beside the bank of the Surma river. You can have boat riding there at afternoon. This Keane bridge area is a nice gathering place during the afternoon. There is a sculpture placed at bank of the river, which is called Dancing Circle. Made by metal. Since it was at night time, and I don't have any picture of that, except the notice board.

After enjoying the place, still we had another 1 hour left before 12:00 at midnight, so we were interested to visit the Ali Amzad's clock. We didn't know that this is situated at the same location. We were standing in front of the clock, and asked a guy about Ali Amzad's clock. That guy pointed the clock with his finger. It was really funny that time.

This article has written by Lonely Traveler,
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Saturday, 6th March 2010