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Bogoda Bridge, Badulla

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Built across the Galland Oya River in the 16th century, Bogoda Bridge is entirely made up of organic material, chiefly jackfruit and arjun tree logs and wooden nails. Standing on a huge, 11 m (36 ft) long tree trunk, the 1.5 m (4.9 ft) wide footbridge has wooden fences erected on either side. The structure is covered by a 2.4 m (7.9 ft) tiled roof spanning its entire length of nearly 15 m (49 ft). This is considered as the oldest surviving wooden bridge in Sri Lanka. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Bogoda Bridge and many more Badulla attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Badulla trip itinerary builder.
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  • This great piece of work can be seen at Bogoda, Hali-ela, near to badulla town. It is about 10km from the main road. Road is small and not comfortable. Better to use private transport if possible. Woo...  more »
  • You have to travel almost 10km to reach the destination.the road is somewhat difficult but it is fun. Parking is available. We should walk about 50 steps to reach the bogoda temple.you can even spend ...  more »
  • This is a very old wooden bridge over 800 years old and still the same old wood! Unfortunately the road to the is very bad. It is only 16km frm Town, but it take by car 35min.  more »
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  • Very beautiful & historical place to visit in Badulla area. Hard to reach due to the road condition. But must visit.
  • This is a historical place where it shows the strength of our hela people. For the wonder, the bridge was built without using single nail. This is a place which needs to be protect by us. So pls when you visit here make sure that you don't make environment dirty.
  • Bogoda bridge and the Buddhist temple is situated at Hali-Ela in Badulla district. The bridge is more than 400 years old, is the oldest wooden bridge to be standing in Sri Lanka. The bridge was built in 16th century during the Dambadeniaya Era, was build by King Walagamba. The bridge has been build with an interlock system where no nails have been used for the construction of the bridge. The bridge was constructed across the Gallanda Oya. There are three wooden beams measuring 11 meters each, and cut from single trunks. The entire bridge is resting on these beams, and the decorative pillars and the side railing are connected to each other with an interlock system which holds its shape, and does not posses a single nail. It is said that the the uniqueness of the bridge is the interlock system and the fact that there is a roof that has been fixed to the entire length of the bridge.
  • Beautiful wooden bridge.. only use wooden parts. It has long beautiful historical story
  • Beautiful & historical place in Badulla. A must see. Only problem is the road.