Mattancherry BOT Bridge
|Engineering design by||Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd|
|Constructed by||Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd|
|Construction cost||25.80 crore|
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 old Mattancerry Bridge was built in 1940 by Sir Robert Charles Bristo. This bridge connects Willingdon Island with Fort Kochi and crosses Vembanadu Lake. The bridge was built in 16 span with Steel and Wood. The center span of the bridge is designed in such a way that it can be raised using a spring mechanism.
The bridge was commissioned on 13 April 1943 and it was a part of NH-47 later. Now the bridge is closed and only two wheelers and light motor vehicles are allowed to enter into this bridge.
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