Sunday, January 24, 2021

Nanu Oya Arch Bridge, Kiribathkumbura

Nanu Oya Arch Bridge
Nanu-Oya Arch Bridge is located near the Kiribathkumbura Highway Museum premises in Kandy District, Sri Lanka. It was constructed in 1824 or 1826 across the Nanu Oya stream by engineer Captain Brown during the period of Governor Sir Edward Barnes [(1824-1831 A.D.) Abeyawardana, 2004; Rajapakse, 2016].
 
The bridge has 3 arches built out of stone and bricks (Rajapakse, 2016). It was replaced later by a new bridge constructed in close proximity. The Highway Museum by the Department of Highways has been established near the bridge.
 
Attribution
1) Old arch bridge by shankar s. is licensed under CC BY 2.0

References
1) Abeyawardana, H.A.P., 2004. Heritage of Kandurata: Major natural, cultural and historic sites. Colombo: The Central Bank of Sri Lanka. pp.92-93.
2) Rajapakse, S., 2016. Pauranika Sthana Ha Smaraka: Mahanuwara Distrikkaya (In Sinhala). Archaeological Department of Sri Lanka. ISBN:955-9159-34-8. p.77.

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