Varapuzha Bridge

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Varapuzha Bridge

The Varapuzha bridge on NH 17 is a cantilever bridge spanning the Periyar river between Varappuzha(Mannamthuruttu to Cheranallur)(Nearest Varapuzha Historical Island) and Cheranallur. Varapuzha Bridge is the first bridge in Kerala to be constructed using Balanced Cantilever technique(120m span) and also the first bridge in Kerala where Caisson floating technique was adopted.[1][2] The construction of the bridge won the National award for the Most Outstanding Bridge(1999) of Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers[3][4] On 16 January 2001, Varapuzha Bridge was opened to traffic.[5] This bridge reduces the distance between Malabar and Kochi.


  1. ^ Bhagheeratha Achievements
  2. ^ The construction of Varapuzha Bridge in final stage, OneIndia news in Malayalam
  3. ^ it is constructing over the Periyar River which including in National water ways. National award for the most outstanding bridge
  4. ^ Bhagheeratha Bridges
  5. ^ Varapuzha Bridge to be opened on 16th, OneIndia news in Malayalam