Bridge over river adyar, Circa 1726

Hunc Pontem Peter aka Petras Uscan, the armenian trader is the visionary who built the Marmalong aka Maraimalai Adigal bridge over River Adyaru in Saidapet in 1726. He was the same Armenian trader who built the steps for St. Thomas Mount shrine too.

The Stone in the bridge announcing this piece of history shown below.

Happy Madras / Chennai day and have a blast on the 369th birthday.

4 Comments so far

  1. grant261 on August 23rd, 2008 @ 11:09 pm

    "Hunc Pontem" means "this bridge" in Latin.

    "Pro Bono Publico" means "for the common good."

    The bridge builer was someone named "Peter."

  2. rama on August 24th, 2008 @ 6:44 am

    Thanks Grant for pointing out the blooper and my lack of knowledge on Latin.

  3. dhandasoru on August 25th, 2008 @ 7:47 am

    The bridge was built by an Armenian called Petras Uscan.

  4. rama on August 25th, 2008 @ 11:45 am

    Yes a mishtake ….. like your sign on name….

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