Akuressa Old Bridge

Akuressa Old Bridge
Akuressa Old Bridge (Sinhala: අකුරැස්ස පැරණි පාලම) is an iron bridge built over the Nilwala Ganga River in Akuressa town in Matara District, Sri Lanka.

The bridge was built during the British Period of Ceylon (1815-1948). According to two plaques fixed on the bridge, it has been constructed by the Public Works Department in 1879. The plaques read;

Oct 28th 1879. W.C. Ranasingha Over
W. Wrightson C.E. S...  Officer

The usage of the old bridge was replaced by a new bridge that opened in 2005. However, the old bridge is still used by pedestrians.

#) LankaPradeepa.com extends its gratitude to Lalith Kekulthotuwage for providing the necessary photographs required for this article. All the photos are published here with the permission of the author.

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This page was last updated on 29 October 2023
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