Mattancherry Bridge

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Mattancherry Bridge
Mattancherry BOT Bridge
Mattancherry BOT Bridge
Coordinates 9°56′14″N 76°15′59″E / 9.937222°N 76.266456°E / 9.937222; 76.266456Coordinates: 9°56′14″N 76°15′59″E / 9.937222°N 76.266456°E / 9.937222; 76.266456
History
Engineering design byGammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd
Constructed byGammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd
Construction cost25.80 crore[1]
Opened1998

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 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.

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.

Coordinates: 9°56′14″N 76°15′59″E / 9.9372°N 76.2665°E / 9.9372; 76.2665