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Old Thoppumpady Bridge, at night
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It is located at.
How to reach
Thoppumpady is about 9 km away from the South Railway Station. It has bus services to particular locations in the city.
It is connected to the Willington Island via the Mattancherry Bridge built by the British in the pre-independence period popular among the local community as "Old Harbour Bridge" or "Pazhaya Thoppumpady Paalam" in the local dialect. This bridge is a classic work of the British engineering division. The centre of the bridge can be raised to let bigger boats pass under it. The new Mattancherry bridge built approximately one kilometer near it now carries most of the traffic from Thopumpady to the Willington Island. After a renovation by the Cochin Port Authority in 2015 the Old Harbour Bridge was re-opened for the public. However, due to safety concerns, government authorities permit only light motor vehicles to cross the bridge.
Thoppumpady is 3 km from Mattancherry and 5 km from Fort Kochi. National Highway 47 passes through Thoppumpady.
The old railway station, Harbour Terminus, is just down the Mattancherry Bridge. Only cargo trains come to this station. The Willingdon Island is connected via the Venduruthy Bridge to Thevara. Willington Islands is a government owned property. The major places on the island are the headquarters of the Southern Naval Command, Naval Airport, Cochin Port Trust, Central Institute of Fisheries Technology, Hotel Taj Malabar, Hotel Casino, and Hotel Trident.
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