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The Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram, Pamban Island, India

February 26th, 2012 by Know Your Destination

 

The Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram, Pamban Island, India

The Pamban Bridge, Rameswaram, Pamban Island, India


 
 
* It is a cantilever bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India.

* It was India’s first sea bridge.

* The railway bridge is 6,776 ft (2,065 m) and was opened for traffic in 1914.

* The railroad bridge is a still-functioning double-leaf bascule bridge section that can be raised to let ships pass under the bridge.

* The railway bridge historically carried metre-gauge trains on it, but Indian Railways upgraded the bridge to carry broad-gauge trains in a project that finished Aug. 12, 2007.

* According to Dr Narayanan, the bridge is located at the “world’s second highly corrosive environment”, next to Miami, US, making the construction a challenging job.

* The location is also a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone.

* This Bridge consist of 143 pillars and the center span is called switchers bridge.

* It’s 220 ft (67 m) long and each of 100 tonnes.

* As per chronicles of Kutch Gurjar Kshatriya community, the erection and construction of Pamban Bridge was done by Mistri Manji Daya Wegad with Lakhu Devji Vegad both of Anjar, Varjang Hirji of Nagalpar and Gangji Narayan of Khedoi.

 
 
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