Pamban bridge, Rameswaram

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Pamban Bridge is a railway bridge which connects the town of Rameswaram on Pamban Island to mainland India. Opened on 24 February 1914, it was India's first sea bridge, and was the longest sea bridge in India until the opening of the Bandra-Worli Sea Link in 2010. The rail bridge is, for the most part, a conventional bridge resting on concrete piers, but has a double-leaf bascule section midway, which can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. Till 1988, the Pamban bridge was the only surface transport that connected Tamil Nadu's island of Rameswaram to the mainland.In 1988, a road bridge was also constructed parallel to the rail bridge. This road bridge is also known as Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. The Pamban Road Bridge connects the National Highway (NH 49) with the Rameswaram island. It stands on the palk strait and between the shores of Mandapam (Place on the Indian Main land) and Pamban (One of the fishermen town in Rameswaram island). It was inaugurated by former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi On the date of October 2, 1988. This 2.345 km long Bridge took close to 14 years to be completed.LocationThe bridge spans a 2 km strait between the Indian mainland and Pamban island. The mainland end of the bridge is located at. The bridge is located in the world's second most corrosive environment after Florida, making its maintenance a challenging job. The location is also a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone.DesignThe railway bridge is located above sea level and is 6776ft long. The bridge consists of 143 piers and has a double-leaf bascule section with a Scherzer rolling type lift span that can be raised to let ships pass. Each half of the lifting span weighs. The two leaves of the bridge are opened manually using levers. the India's most dangerous bridge
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  • Very beautiful construction and I visited this place along with my friends and we all enjoyed seeing this awesome location.  more »
  • It's another landmark in the land of heritage that it India. One should try and experience an exclusive train journey over this bridge. The shortest route can be from Rameshwaram railway station to Ma...  more »
  • This is only bridge connecting Rameshwaram to mainland. It has one road for vehicles as well as one separate track for train. Real thing to watch here is that rail track little lower in height from se...  more »
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  • Simply just takes your breath away with its serene beauty. Sea and Horizon meet man's engineering marvel. But the biggest problem here is that there are big no parking signs that people never follow and simply park their cars and even cops standing around don't mind it. Would be wonderful if people could do better.
  • More than over 100 years old bridge which is a testimony of nature and man's innovation blend together complimenting each other. Not able to park vehicles on the vehicular bridge to view the Pamban Bridge, failure to follow might be imposed to fine. Great place to take pictures, guaranteed photos will turn out beautiful mainly because of the blue waters with iconic bridge. If you are lucky able to witness train passing thru the bridge and the splitting of Pamban bridge.
  • Pamban bridge & beach was just beyond imagination and my expectations. It was just amazing. Blue waters on both the sides of the bridge. View is like a painting when you get it clicked on your cameras. Must visit place if you want to have some lifetime memories.
  • Amazing experience. The train journey is mind blowing. The bridge is too close to sea level, train will run very slowly and you will get around 25 minutes to enjoy. There are not so many trains so if you miss it don't worry, beside the Pamban bridge there is a flyover, you can enjoy heavenly beauty from there also.
  • Very nice place. Highly recommend place to visit in tamilnadu and one of the most famous tourist place in India. Don't miss this place. Awesome sea view and the both pamban bridges it's wonderful. Specially the construction... great experience....
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