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Nine Arch Bridge

Nine Arch Bridge

Train tours in the highlands of Sri Lanka, is rated as one of the best train tours in the world.
And of course, the majestic Nine Arch Bridge is one of the many reasons for that. The glorious Nine Arch Bridge between Ella and Demodara station is one of the engineering marvels in the early 20th century.
This bridge, which is almost 100 years old, has been built with blocks of stone and cement without any strengthening iron or concrete. The giant arches take the bridge on a curved path to link to mountains. The Bridge was commissioned in 1921 under the British Government.
Access to the place is not that hard, but takes some rail walk from Ella town.
There is a story behind it that you would love to hear.
The World War One broke out and the steel consignment allocated for this site was seized and was used for war related projects. When the work came to a stoppage the Sri Lankan (named Appuhami) came forward and build the bridge with solid stone bricks and cement without steel.

Best Time

The best time to be there is when the train is passing. So check the train schedule before you go! Be safe when you standing on sides of the bridge when train goes across the bridge.

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