Mahakanadarawa Stone Bridge

Mahakanadarawa Stone Bridge (Sinhala: මහකනදරාව පැරණි ගල් පාළම) is an ancient bridge located near Mahakanadarawa Wewa in Anuradhapura District, Sri Lanka.

This bridge is believed to have been erected at the same time as Mahakanadarawa Wewa built by King Mahasena (276-303 A.D.). The ancient road that was running from Anuradhapura to the north of the country would have lain over this bridge.

The bridge
The bridge is 78 ft. long and 8.5 ft. wide and made of smoothened rock slabs.

A protected monument
The Mahakanadarawa stone bridge (and the archaeological site in the extent of 150 m around it) situated in Mahakanadarawa village in the Grama Niladhari Division no. 01-94 of Rambewa Yaya in Mihinthale Divisional Secretary’s Division is an archaeological protected monument, declared by a government notification published on 1 February 2023.

See also
# Malwathu Oya Stone Bridge

1) The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka: Extraordinary. No: 2317/57. 1 February 2023. p.7A.

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This page was last updated on 11 April 2023
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