Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Kerala

Punalur Hanging Bridge

The thookupalam (hanging bridge) across the Kallada river at Punalur in Kollam district is the only hanging bridge in South India. The 400 m-long bridge was built during 1871-72 under the leadership of a Scotland national named Henry. In 1877, an ordinary bridge was built in parallel to the old bridge to accommodate the increase in traffic.

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