Mathoor Hanging Bridge: Chapter 13: Travel Log

2/19/2009 04:26:00 PM ·

The next morning we thought of going to Mathoor Thotti Palam (Hanging Bridge). The Mathoor (also spelled as Mathur) Hanging Trough is the tallest as well as the longest trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 feet and a length of one kilometer. It was constructed in 1966. This is situated in Mathoor, hamlet of Aruvikkarai revenue village in Thiruvattar Panchayat Union. The bridge has been constructed at Mathoor across the river Pahrali (also called as Parazhiyar) at a cost of Rs. 12.90 lakhs and the trough canal (Pattanamkal canal) on the bridge carries water for irrigation from one side of a hill to the other side of a hill. The trough has a height of seven feet with a width of seven feet six inches. The canal is being shouldered by 28 huge pillars. Continued

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