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Thread on Pamban Rail bridge, a brief timeline: The current British era Pamban railway bridge connecting mainland & #Rameshwaram was conceptualized in 1870 & opened for passenger service in 1914. Watch video at the thread end (1/5) Image
The first challenge to the architecture came in 1964 when a super cyclone struck Rameshwaram, which claimed an entire township of Danushkodi and more than 1000 lives. The railways estimated a minimum 6 months duration for the reworks (2/5). Image
However, after significant repairs, the bridge ws opened4 traffic in just 46 days, thanks 2a young engineer, E.Sreedharan - 2day a BJP leader & popularly called “Metro Man of India”. Subsequent strengthening was carried throughout the 80s, 90s, 2013, 2015, & 2017 until 2019 (3/5) ImageImage
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A stone and a coin from the era of #Shriram !
#Rameshwaram, the pilgrim place is situated on the east coast of the state of #Tamilnadu. Eleven kilometres to its south is a city called #Dhanushkodi. The proximal part of
#Ramsethu is called #Dhanushkodi (meaning the tip of a bow) because 17.5 lakh years ago #Shriram had selected this spot as the site to construct a bridge to enter #Srilanka (Lanka of #Ravan), using the tip of His heavy bow. Image
Even today we can see shrubs in a row on huge boulders as remnants of the bridge. The #Ramsethu is a unique architectural wonder of #Nal amd #Neel. Image
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