Shahi Bridge, Jaunpur
Panoramic view of Shahi bridge
|Maintained by||Directorate of Archaeology, (U.P.)
UP Bridge corporation
|Preceded by||Boat Bridge of Sharki's|
|Followed by||New Bridge|
|Collapsed||1934 (partial i.e. ⅓)|
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 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) north of Jaunpur, 7.3 kilometres (4.5 mi) northwest of Zafarābād, 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi) north-northeast of Mariāhū and 26.6 kilometres (16.5 mi) 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 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.
William Hodges in his book 'Select Views in India' mentions about bridge:
"The inundations have been frequently known to rise even over the bridge in so much that in the year 1774 a whole brigade of the British forces was passed over it in boats."
Rudyard Kipling's poem Akbar's Bridge mentions this bridge. 
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