Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Pamban Rail Scissors Bridge Rameswaram Tamil Nadu

Pamban Rail Scissors Bridge Connecting the island of Rameswaram to the mainland, this 2.06 km. long rail bridge was built in 1913. with stones brought from a distance of 320 km. and sand from 160 kms. 
Pamban Rail Scissors Bridge Rameswaram Tamil Nadu
The bridge was constructed on 145 stone pillars. A portion of the bridgeopens up likes a pair of scissors to let the ship pass under it. On December 22,1964, a devastating cyclone destroyed part of this bridge. The Indian engineers rebuilt it in exactly 45 days and made it operational once again.
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