Mattancherry Bridge

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Mattancherry Bridge
Mattancherry BOT Bridge
Mattancherry BOT Bridge
History
Engineering design by Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd
Constructed by Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd
Construction cost 25.80 crore[1]
Opened 1998

Mattancherry Bridge is a bridge in Kochi, Kerala, India. It connects mainland Cochin to Willingdon Island. This bridge was constructed in 1998; succeeding the previous bridge of the same name, which was built in 1940. The old bridge now carries only two and three wheelers.

The bridge is the first Build-Operate-Transfer bridge in Kerala. It was built as a joint project of the Government of Kerala, the Greater Cochin Development Authority and Gammon India.[2]

Old Bridge[edit]

Old mattancherry bridge at vembanadu kayal

The old mattancerry bridge was built in 1940 by sir robert charles bristo. This bridge connects wellington island with fort kochi and crosses vembanadu lake. The bridge was built in 16 span with steal and wood. The center span of the bridge is designed in such a way that it can be raied using a spring mechanism.

The bridge was commissioned in 13 April 1943 and it was a part of NH 47 later. Now the bridge is closed and only two wheelers are allowed to enter into this bridge.

New Mattancherry Bridge at night.

References[edit]

  1. ^ News Hindu
  2. ^ Kumar, K.G. (2003-10-14). "BOT, the norm now". The Hindu Business Line.