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A Trip to Adayar Broken Bridge in Chennai

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Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 12:31 [IST]
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Have you ever visited a bridge going to nowhere? Well, there is a broken bridge in Chennai that is a spooky one, yet a tourist attraction. Let's get to know more about this interesting place.

The Adayar broken bridge is located around 15km from Chennai city. Built across Adayar estuary, the bridge had partially collapsed in 1977 due to strong current of the river. This bridge that was built to help fishermen commute from Santhome beach to Elliot's beach, was not repaired after the collapse.

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A view of the Adayar broken bridge in Chennai
Photo Courtesy: PlaneMad 

Today, this bridge is a favourite hangout spot for those in Chennai and surrounding areas, and also a lovely place for photography. Being a popular shooting location for movies, the Adayar broken bridge has been featured in South Indian movies like Vaali and Aayudha Ezhuthu.

The Adayar broken bridge in Chennai is a great place to watch sunset and sunrise. Though it is a popular movie shooting location and a great hangout place for the youth during day time, the place gets deserted after dusk and there are no street lights in the area, making it even spookier.

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A view from the bridge
Photo Courtesy: PlaneMad 

The place is also believed to be haunted. People have reported or hearing a woman's cry here. It is said that a lady was murdered here years back, after which her cries are heard at the bridge at night. Thus, the place is not visited by even bravehearts after around 11pm.

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The route from Besant Nagar beach to the Adayar bridge 

How to reach Adayar Broken Bridge

The bridge is worth a visit during the day. The bridge is not too far from Besant Nagar Beach. From there, the bridge is less than 3km away. Here's the route map from Besant Nagar Beach to the broken bridge.

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A creative shot of the Adayar bridge
Photo Courtesy: Vinoth Chandar 

Places to See Near Adayar Broken Bridge

There are many tourist places that can be visited near Adayar broken bridge. Some of them are Annai Vailankanni church, Ashtalakshmi Temple, Aarupadai Veedu Temple, Elliot's Beach, Marundeeswarar Temple and Kapaleeswar Temple.

Other Places to Visit in Chennai

Some of the places that you can visit in Chennai include Madras Crocodile Bank, Thirumalai Thirupathi Devasthanam, Sri Parthasarathy Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

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