Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge across the Adyar estuary taken from Leela Palace through the window.
Broken Bridge across the Adyar estuary taken from Leela Palace through the window.

The broken bridge across the Adyar estuary was built in the 1960 s for fishermen to cross from the Foreshore Estate to the Besant Nagar side. It had a very short life as a utility when in 1977 high tide (or was it high current from the river?) washed away part of the bridge. It has never been rebuilt after that.

Today, it is a haunt for bachelors and photo enthusiasts. A few movie episodes  have been shot here. However, many are afraid to venture out alone here because of a perceived danger from anti-social elements.

I was happy to have a grandstand view from a 7th-floor room in Leela Palace Hotel. As the windows were sealed, I had to take this through the glass and tweak a little on LR.

” Every street scene has a story in it and it is the task of  the photographer to discover it”. -apologies to Michaelangelo.

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