A Heritage Bridge

Passenger on MRTS looking at the Cooum near Periyar Bridge

The bridge across the Cooum river connecting Mount Road neat The Hindu office and Island’s grounds was originally built in 1750 CE by the British and rebuilt / repaired several times. This 11- arch brick masonry bridge was known under various names – St. Georges Bridge, Willingdon Bridge and now, Periyar Bridge.

The MRTS (Mass Rapid Transit System) rail line passes neat the bridge.

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