Oriental Scenery/Part 2/Plate 10

No. X.

THE ARMENIAN BRIDGE, NEAR ST. THOMAS'S MOUNT.

On the road from Madras to St. Thomas's Mount is the Armenian Bridge, extended over the river Meilapoor; though narrow, it is, including its causeway, four hundred and ten yards, and has twenty-nine arches, perhaps not judiciously constructed, and at present of irregular dimensions, owing to the frequent repairs it has undergone in consequence of inundations. The distant building on an eminence called the Little Mount was formerly a convent in the occupation of respectable Roman Catholics; its present inhabitants however, though of the same faith, are few, and miserably poor.

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The Armenian bridge, near St. Thomas's mount.