Pamban Bridge Posted April 23, 2014


The Cantilever bridge called Pamban bridge on the palk strait connects the town of Rameswaram on pamban island to mainland India. Both the road bridge and cantilever railway bridge are reffered to this bridge. Pamban bridge is the India’s first sea bridge. The very unique speciality of pamban bridge is it can be raised to let ships and barges pass through. Pamban Bridge has successfully completed 100 years of its existence on 24 february 2014.

The bridge spans a 2 km-strait between mainland and island and is the only surface transport link between the two. The mainland end of the bridge is located at 9°16′56.70″N 79°11′20.12″E. The bridge is located at the “world’s second highly corrosive environment”, next to Miami, US, making the construction a challenging job. The location is also a cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone. This Bridge consist of 143 piers and the centre span is a Schrezers rolling type lift span. It’s 220 ft (67 m) long and each of 100 tonnes.

The people havin passion in photography will enjoy this view. This bridge view attracts the people at sun rise and sun set. While the arrival of ship, the will opens and raises for leaving the path for the ship. The tourists will really enjoy visiting pamban bridge.