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A Government Railway bridge in Ceylon

A Government Railway bridge in Ceylon 1880-1890

Railway bridge over Katmale Oya 1880-1890 #IMG363

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1. SIVALINHAM THARMANAADHAN - January 10, 2010

I LIKE TO GET THE DETAILS AND PHOTOS OF RAILWAY CONTRUCTORS OF CEYLON GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS , BECAUSE MY GREAT GRAND FATHER AND THE GROUP OF CONTRACTORS HAVE BEEN MIGRATED TO SRI LANKA FOR THE ABOVE CONSTRUCTION. AND MY FATHER WAS A ROYAL CEYLON NAVY OFFICER BUT WE HAVE LOST ALL THE PHOTOS AND OTHER THINGS IN A EARTH SLIP IN MY HOME TOWN. BUT STILL THE GRAVES ARE THERE AS AS SOME OF THEM HAVE CONTROLED THE TEA ESTATES IN SRILANKA DURING THE BRITISH GOVERNERS RULING THE COUNTRY.

2. ramesh - January 30, 2011

Does anyone knows where is this railway bridge located? Is this Mahaweli ganga?

3. lionel - February 2, 2011

To Ramesh,
I am of opinion that the Railway Bridge shown in the picture most probably, the Bridge just beyond Thalawakele Station, over KOTMALA OYA, which is a Tributary of MHAWELI GANGA.

4. ramesh - February 2, 2011

Thanks lionel, is it still in use?

5. saman - February 3, 2011

saman468@live.com

I would like to express my opinion of the Bridge, which depicts in the Photo and it is as under.

1. I suppose that it is misidentify of the Bridge.
2. The Bridge portrayed in the Photo is not the Bridge, identified as the Bridge over Kotmale Oya (or Ganga) near Talawakele Railwat Station. This particular Bridge over Katmale Oya, comprised of Three 80Ft Deck Spans and One 60Ft Deck Span and the Bridge sited on a curve.
The original spans were all Lettice Girder Deck Spans and subsequently, Three-80Ft Spans had been renewed with Plate Girder Spans.
3. The Bridge portrayed in the Photo is Four Lattice Girder Semi-through Spans, which are identical to the Railway Bridge over Mahaweli Ganga on Railway Line between Peradeniya and Kandy, which is known as Matale Line by Railway men.
This Bridge comprised of Two 100Ft Spans in the middle and Two 60Ft Spans on the either approaches. However, all Four Spans of the original Bridge had been completely renewed on 1899.
Since, this photo may be of the original Bridge prior to renewal as the photo dated 1880–1890.The subsequent Spans had been supplied in 1897 by the Horsehay Company- UK.

The Two 100Ft Spans of the present Bridge had been strengthened, providing Over-Head Arch Bracing s subsequently, giving the present appearance of the Bridge.
I presume that locality of the site too had been changed with the passage of the time.

6. admin - February 3, 2011

I couldn’t find any information on this bridge, thanks everyone.

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