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Pamban Bridge, Rameshwaram


The Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge is the official name given to the Pamban Bridge and the specialty of this bridge is that it is a cantilever bridge built over the Palk Strait. The bridge forms the connection between Rameshwaram and the rest of the country. The bridge was first of its kind to be built over the sea. It is ranked as the second longest sea bridge in the country with its length measuring 2.3 km.

The bridge was built as part of the South Indian Railway project. The construction of the bridge was started in 1887 and completed in the year 1912. Along with the construction of the bridge, the workers also built the famous Neel-Mandir Temple that has seven domes.

The bridge has withstood the test of times because of the hard work that has gone into building it into a strong and lasting bridge. The cantilever aspect of the bridge allows it to let the ships pass through underneath.