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Pamban Bridge

Pamban Bridge, also referred as The Queen of Indian Bridges, was the first Indian bridge that was built across the sea. The bridge started its service of connecting Rameshwaram Island on February 24, 1914. It is a cantilever bridge.

Rameshwaram bridge spans over a length of 6776 feet (2.065 meters) and has 143 piers. There is a double leaf bascule in the center of this bridge to allow the ships and boats to cross the Pamban Bridge over the sea. The environment where The Pamban Rail Bridge stands is world’s second most corrosive environment and also this region is a Cyclone prone and high velocity wind zone and still the bridge is working successfully till date.

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Published Date: August 31, 2016
Last Updated On: September 26, 2016
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