The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton's tour diary in the Naga Hills

caption: Criticism of a poorly constructed bridge
medium: tours
location: Khonoma Jotsoma
date: 9.1.1926
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 9.1.1926-15.1.1926
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: Tour diary of J.H. Hutton, Esq., C.I.E., D.Sc., Deputy Commissioner, Naga Hills, for the month of January 1926.
text: 9/1/1926 To Khonoma. I am doubtful as to whether the retaining walls supporting the new bridge below Jotsoma are strong enough to stand the force of the stream when in flood. They confine the bed of the stream to a narrower limit than that it has made for itself, and they are very loosely constructed of unmortared stone. I should not be at all surprised to see that bridge go in the rains.