Broken Bridge, Chennai (Madras)

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  • Broken bridge is not very popular to the non natives of chennai. The place is very beautiful but it quite difficult to find. A bridge which was built at the place where adyar river meets the bay of be...  more »
  • Best place where you can take photos,we used to go to this place with friends,it is bit inside from road,the way is not proper but Ultimate for photos ,we will be having lot of places to take photos.y...  more »
  • nice place in chennai. going there will be somewhat thrilling. not suitable for family with small kids. peace ful place  more »
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  • A must visit place.. Better to visit in the mornings.. not a very safe environment.. but beautiful view.. don't forget your camera when you visit.. the only drawback is guys sit n drink alcohol on that narrow bridge making it hard for you to walk..
  • Many of the people don,t know this place in Chennai. best place for photography and peace. Sun raise and set is the best time to visit.
  • Calm and sceneric spot. Great for photoshoot. You can spend time here till 5 p.m only ( restrictions by TN Police). Transportation is bit difficult (should have own vehicle)
  • The bridge was built in 1967. It cuts across the Adyar River mouth to connect the fishermen hamlets on the Adyar side to that of Srinivasapuram on the other side. Fishermen who worked at the harbour would then take their tricycles and rickshaws across the bridge. The narrow bridge had also facilitated movement of four wheelers, but only one vehicle at a time. Fisherfolks harvested fish here when the river was unpolluted. They were prosperous. Prawns and crab were in abundance as they used to breed in the river mouth. Worms used for fishing were also available then near the banks of the river. After the bridge collapsed during 1977, people had to go around the city to reach harbour for work. The utility of the bridge would have gone but the charm remained. It continued to be a sought-after shooting location.[1]roken bridge, as the name suggests, is a bridge to nowhere, located in Chennai, South India. During the year 1977, the bridge partly collapsed due to strong currents of the river, and has never been repaired. The bridge spans across the Adyar estuary, bordering the backend of the Theosophical Society. It was built to facilitate the movement of fishermen from Santhome beach to Elliot's beach over the mouth of the Adyar river. The broken bridge that once helped the fishermen in their livelihood and topped the list of popular shooting locations has now become a bachelor hangout. The Bridge has become a popular spot to view the sunrise and has been attracting youth. The area is generally considered unsafe after dark due to lack of lighting and road access. However, this place is one of the few places from where the untampered beauty of Chennai can be relished.
  • Went with my friends in the evening. The sunset view was good.But the police started to chase us even before 6PM. Not a safe place during night.

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