Lal Pul (Red Bridge), Lucknow
The Royal Bridge, also called the Shahi Bridge, was built by the ruler Asaf-ud-Daula. It was broken up in 1911, and along with that, the foundation of the new bridge was laid. The Red Bridge carries a two-lane road for vehicles and walkways for foot traffic. The span is supported by low ironwork arches anchored to stone piers in the river bed.
Open kiosks hang over the rails at pier points. The bridge road leads directly to the monument Bara Imambara, a spiritual center, and tourist attraction. "Tanu Weds Manu," an Indian Hindi-language romantic comedy, used the bridge as one of its scenic locales.
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Lal Pul (Red Bridge) on Map
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