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Nine Arch Bridge, Ella

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A major crossing point along the nation's main rail artery, Nine Arch Bridge stands as a marvel of the region's colonial-era engineering. Completed in 1921, the bridge features nine successive arched spans stretching 91.5 m (300 ft) across a small valley. Standing at a height of 24 m (80 ft), the structure features no steel or metal in its construction--only bricks, cement, and rocks. You can make your way to the bridge from the nearby town of Ella via a jungle trail, at the end of which you'll have a clear view of this landmark structure. Alternatively, ride the train between the two stations on either side of the bridge for fine views and a chance to travel like the local population. With our world travel planner, Ella attractions like Nine Arch Bridge can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • A truly stunning place. The 9 arch bridge is definitely worth visiting. Be aware that it gets super crowded mid-day, ruining your chances at a great photo. Going there early in the morning would be...  more »
  • I think the view from you high is worth it , but waiting over 30 minutes for a late train to pass so you get the full affect is probably not worth it . The walk to get to the tracks takes 30 minutes  more »
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