Demodara Nine Arch Bridge

Standing underneath the famous Demodara Nine Arch Bridge or the Ahas Namaye Paalama in Ella, the view from below would open up to the blue skies giving off an essence and feel for exploration. 

Overview

Demodara Nine Arch Bridge in Sri Lanka is one of the top engineering master pieces of British colonial era. Standing underneath this arch bridge or the Ahas Namaye Paalama in Ella, the view from below would open up to the blue skies giving off an essence and feel for exploration. Made out of nothing but bricks and cement, the Nine Arch Bridge’s legacy has brought on large numbers of tourists who tend to experience this eye-catching structure and blogs get written in its name paving the way for even more hordes of crowds from foreign lands who visit this spot.

With a height of over 24 metres, the Nine Arch Bridge is an iconic structure and was constructed during the rule of The British in the then Ceylon. This is a railway bridge that carries passengers between Ella and Demodara and the train ride has been denoted as a much anticipated train ride by foreign tourists who visit Sri Lanka and look towards an independent adventure.

Demodara Nine Arch Bridge in Sri Lanka, when seen from within the confines of a moving train, boasts of luscious natural beauty and a scenic mode of transport. Even though the British had been instrumental in constructing many buildings and architectural brilliance that can still be found in the country, there is a reason as to why elements such as brick and cement were used.

When construction had begun for the Nine Arch Bridge, war had erupted in Europe and the steel which was consigned for this project ended up being reallocated for the use of war-related work. Though locals were brought forward for the construction and seemingly, left behind due to this setback, they did not give up but began constructing the bridge with what raw materials that were available. Today, what we see here is nothing short of a miracle considering the time this was built and the designs that went into making it into what it has become today.

Photographs of Demodara Nine Arch Bridge in Sri Lanka

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