Demodara Nine Arch Bridge, Ella

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A major crossing point along the nation's main rail artery, Demodara Nine Arch Bridge stands as a marvel of the region's colonial-era engineering. Completed in 1921, the bridge features nine successive arched spans stretching 91.5 m (300 ft) across a small valley. Standing at a height of 24 m (80 ft), the structure features no steel or metal in its construction--only bricks, cement, and rocks. You can make your way to the bridge from the nearby town of Ella via a jungle trail, at the end of which you'll have a clear view of this landmark structure. Alternatively, ride the train between the two stations on either side of the bridge for fine views and a chance to travel like the local population. With our world travel planner, Ella attractions like Demodara Nine Arch Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • You can go from the station she following routes or take advantage of the trip to Little Adam completo Peak and from there take the road that goes up to the bridge (not despistéis you because it is not very marked). You can stop along the road and wait for a pass in any train and admire him doing all the curve while beeps like crazy. We chose this second option and to turn that we were following routes until she. Don't forget something for the head because the Sun falls strong and there are no shadows...
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  • It's a tad over run by your fellow selfie/insta lover but that's ok. Most leave right after a train passes by but I'd say for pics the spot is best without trains anyways. It's really nice down under ...  more »
  • One of Sri Lanka’s great displays of engineering. Best to go late afternoon (4-5pm) so that you have time to walk back into town down the rail line into Ella station before sun down (about 40 min walk...  more »

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