Thursday, March 16, 2017

Kallar Steel Bridge

Kallar Steel Bridge

During my visit to Ooty in 2014, I come across the steel bridge at Kallar on the foothills of Nilgiri. The Kallar Steel Bridge on the Mettupalayam-Ooty main road was built in 1925 by Jessop and Company, following a wooden bridge that was earlier washed away in 1891 floods. In 1894 a masonry bridge was constructed but in 1925, the steel bridge with a capacity of 10-tonnes was built alongside to accommodate more vehicles. 

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The ruined masonry bridge was demolished lately and to give more way to vehicles an addition bridge is come up right beside the steel bridge, but I am not sure will it be attentive like the steel bridge. I loved taking photos on the steel bridge from the moving car and in the morning light the bridge was delight to watch and the Kallar River passes beneath. Having plan for visiting Nilgiri in about a month, i hope to explore  more on Kallar area while staying at Mettupalayam. 

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Linking this post for  Good Fences by Gosia 

11 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderfully informative post and photography ~ love the bridge and fence ~ how a bridge is supposed to look for this type ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Day ~ ^_^

Lady Fi said...

Nice shots of the bridge.

Gosia k said...

Great photos love from Europe

Felicia said...

we used to have bridges like that here in my part of the world but they tore them down and replaced them with concrete.

nice pics Jeevan.

Christine said...

I enjoyed seeing this fantastic bridge from your photos and thanks for sharing some of its history!
Now following your blog!
Best wishes
Christineandhercamera.blogspot.com

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

You got some great shots from the bridge! I like the way I can see the motion in your last one.

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of such an old bridge.

L. D. said...

It is a neat old bridge. We have a lot of them still standing that have rusted all over.

Uppal said...

Lovely pictures of the steel bridge and thanks for the info!

Devilish Angel said...

Lovely pictures Jeevan...

ashok said...

nice clicks