Saturday, 15 August 2020

Nine Arch Bridge, Ella

Nine Arch Bridge
The Nine Arch Bridge is a masonry arch bridge located on Badulla railway line in Badulla District, Sri Lanka. The bridge is situated between Ella and Demodara railway stations and about 2.2 km distance from Ella town along the Passara road.

Located almost 3100 ft above the sea level, the bridge is 300 ft (91.44 m) long and 25 ft (7.62 m) wide. It has been built entirely of solid rocks, bricks and cement without using a single piece of steel. The bride contains 9 arches and therefore, it is known among the locals as "Nine Arch Bridge"or "Ahas Nawaya Palama (nine skies bridge)".

The bridge was built by the British in the early 20th century and was commissioned in 1921. 

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This page was last updated on 15 August 2020
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  2. Good Article.It's interesting to read.I have visited Nine Arch Bridge last December.A beautiful place and hope to come again.