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Asia's Tallest Bridge :: Mathur Hanging Bridge

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The Mathur Hanging Trough is the tallest as well as the longest trough bridge in Asia, having a height of 115 feet and a length of one kilometre. Constructed in 1966, this bridge has become a place of tourist importance and hundreds of tourists visit this place daily . This is situated in Mathur, hamlet of Aruvikkarai revenue village in Thiruvattar Panchayat Union.

The bridge has been constructed at Mathur across the river Parazhiyar and the trough canal (Pattanamkal canal) on the bridge carries water for irrigation from one side of a hill to the other side of a hill. The trough has a height of seven feet with a width of seven feet six inches. The canal is being shouldered by 28 huge pillars. By the unrelented efforts of late Thiru. K. Kamaraj, the former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, this canal was constructed as a drought relief measure and for the development of agriculture in Vilavancode and Kalkulam Taluks. The District Administration has recently put up a staircase from top to the bottom of the bridge and also built a children's park and bathing platforms over here

Special Attractions :

  •   Greenery around the Bridge

  •   The View of the river (which is 115m below) from the bridge will be breathtaking.

  •   Watching the greenery from the bridge will make you feel as like you are floating in clouds.

Landmark :   70Km south of Trivandrum

                           10 Km East of Thuckalay

                           50 Km from Kanyakumari

Other Nearest Places of Interest :

Nearest Place Distance from Mathur
Tirparapu Water Falls 2 KM

 How to Reach :

Nearest Airport Nearest Railway station
Trivandrum (State: Kerala) Nagercoil (State : Tamilnadu)


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