Nine Arches Bridge


The view of the bridge is awesome from both sides. So take your time to explore the area but please keep your wits about you. For an extra special moment, try to plan your trip around the train time tables. Trains are supposed to pass over the bridge at am, 1am, pm, pm and pm.

Why is Nine Arch Bridge famous?

The Nine Arch Bridge, also known as the ‘Bridge in the Sky’ was constructed by connecting two bog mountains when constructing the Badulla Colombo railway. This bridge is 300 feet in length, 25 feet in width and 80-100 feet in height. It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country.

Who built 9 Arches bridge?

P. K. Appuhami
It is one of the best examples of colonial-era railway construction in the country. The construction of the bridge is generally attributed to a local Ceylonese builder, P. K. Appuhami, in consultation with British engineers.

How do I get to the Nine Arch Bridge?

The quickest way is to walk along the track from Ella town until you reach a tunnel. After passing the tunnel, you immediately reach the Nine Arch Bridge. What is this? The easiest way to get to the Nine Arch Bridge is by a 300 LKR (2 USD) tuk-tuk ride from Ella.

How old is the Nine Arch Bridge?

Nine Arches Bridge / Age (c. 1921)

What is the most famous arch bridge called?

World’s Most-Famous Arch Bridges
Pont du Gard in the south of France, world’s highest elevated surviving Roman aqueduct.
The 12th-century Rialto Bridge, oldest of four that span the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
Ponte Vecchio, a 14th-century construction with shops above it spanning the Arno in Florence, Italy.

Why is it called Zero Bridge?

Etymology. Officially it is said to have been named Zero Bridge since traditionally the Amira Kadal bridge was regarded as the first bridge on the Jhelum as it entered Srinagar and the Zero bridge preceded this ‘first’ bridge.

What is unique about the arch bridge?

Arch bridges distribute the load (weight) instead of just pushing it straight down. They have abutments, supports on the ground at both ends, on either side of the arch for added support. Arch bridges do not break; instead they flex, or bend, under pressure.

Who built the 1st bridge in the world?

The earliest bridges were likely made with fallen trees and stepping stones. The Neolithic people built boardwalk bridges across marshland. The Arkadiko Bridge (dating from the 13th century BC, in the Peloponnese) is one of the oldest arch bridges still in existence and use.

What is the oldest stone bridge in the world?

Arkadiko Bridge
The oldest known bridge is the Kazarma Bridge or Arkadiko Bridge, located in Argolida, in the Peloponnese, Greece, whose construction dates back to the Mycenaean period, around 1300 BC.


Nine Arch Bridge
Nine Arches Bridge
Material Stones, bricks and cement
Total length 300 ft (91.44m)
Width 25 ft (7.62m)
Height 80 ft (24.38m)
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