Longest Sea Bridge in India
Pamban Bridge also known as Annai Indira Gandhi Bridge is the longest sea bridge in India. The 2.3 km long bridge on the Palk Strait connects Rameswaram island to mainland India. The railway bridge is noted for its unique opening to let the ships pass through the sea. The bridge was opened for traffic in 1914. Bridge contains vertical lift section, which is still functioning well. It carries meter gauge trains on it. However, the Indian Railways is upgrading it to carry broad gauge trains. The scenery around the bridge is breathtaking. The view of the distant sea and the string of islands on the left of Pamban island is simply awesome.
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