Nine Arch Bridge

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Nine Arch Bridge

A massive and unbelievable construction built between the two railway stations of Demodara and Ella in the British Colonial Era is the Demodara Nine Arch Bridge. 3100 feet above the sea level with 99.6 feet height in the bridge is also called the ‘the ahas namaye paalama’ – The Nine Skies Bridge. This bridge which was finished in the 1921 is solely made out of solid rocks, bricks and cement without the usage of a single piece of steel.

Don’t get panicked! The story how this was built is as strong as the bridge itself. While the bridge was under construction the World War I broke out and the supplying of steel had to stop as it had other major usages at war. As the work was halted the locals presented themselves and built the bridge with solid rocks and cement with their own hands.

You can either take a walk on the rail track having a good idea of the rail times between Demodara and Ella stations or take the train itself to capture an unbelievable view from one end to the other of the curved track of Nine Arches.