Napier Bridge is one of Chennai’s oldest tied-arch structural bridge, built over the Coovum River connecting Fort St. George with the Marina beach in Chennai (Madras), India. This bridge, regarded as an architectural marvel, was built in 1869 by Francis Napier, then Governor of Madras (1866 – 1872).
This was earlier a narrow bridge, later it was broadened and converted to a concrete structure in July 1943 by Arthur Hope. The Government of Tamil Nadu also built , a new bridge was built in 1999 with a 10.5 m-wide carriageway on the western side.
The bridge is 138 m long with 6 spans (bowstrings) across the river near its mouth. It has 2-m wide footpaths.
The beauty of this bridge is, you can watch both sunrise at Marina beach and one can see the sunset too from either end of the bridge. sunrise from bay of Bengal and sunset from the Coovum river.
I have captured the bridge from Island Grounds to have better view for its image reflection on Coovum water.
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pajaran (52952) 2013-04-25 23:37
Vrlo interesantan tekst o starom mostu sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na most i refleks na vodi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepe boje i refleks na vodi, lepo pokazan most.
Obratite paznju na horizontali snimka, kontrast i ostrinu.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
A very interesting article on the old bridge with the given data ...
Nice view of the bridge and the reflection on the water ...
A good time recording, the beautiful colors and the reflection on the water, nice bridge shown.
Note the horizontal length, contrast and sharpness.
Have a great day, all the best.