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13 Kannara Bridge, Thenmala

Photo by:  Rahana Habeeb

The 13 Kannara Bridge (Pathimoonnu Kannara Palam) at Kazhuthurutti, near Thenmala in Kollam district of Kerala is an architectural excellence in European style.

The bridge is constructed using Surki construction method as no cement was used in those times. The bridge is about 110 years old. The bridge is nearly 102.72 meters long and 5.18 meters height and even after 100 years of its construction, remains without even a crack.

13 Kannara Bridge which its 13 arches is a rail bridge along the Kollam-Shenkottai National Highway. The rail route was one of the major routes to transport spices and crops from Quilon to Madras in the old times.

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