The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

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

caption: Description of a bridge across the Yangnyu
medium: tours
location: Chingtang Yangnyu R.
date: 22.4.1923
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 23.3.1923-1.5.1923
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 22nd
text: To Chingtang - the weather still fine and hot till evening when a heavy storm came on. We crossed the Yangnyu into administered territory by a bridge which was slung on the wire cables put up in 1912 for a temporary bridge, which are still intact though they have never been looked at since. I suggested that it would be worth while having these cables examined, and tarred from time to time. It would cost nothing and the bridge is useful. We could not have crossed the Yangnyu without it, as the river was in flood, without a great deal of trouble and some risk. The cables are fortunately tied to trees and so all visible, instead of being anchored in the ground.