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Notes on the Geography of Pakistan: Chaprot: Photo 1

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A jeep running up the Karakoram Highway from Gilgit can cross the Hunza River on this suspension bridge and head up the tributary valley to Chaprot. Think the bridge is rustic? I draw your attention to the fifth chapter of Algernon Durand's The Making of a Frontier, 1900: "In the whole course of the river only two bridges existed, both of them twig rope suspension bridges..., and there was no other means of crossing the river when in flood." This is the descendant of one of those bridges.

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