The Napier bridge is named after Baron Napier of Magdala, who was Governor of Madras Presidency, built the iron bridge across River Cooum in 1869. A new bridge was built in 1999 with a 10.5meters wide carriageway on the western side. The eastern side carriageway is 9.75 metre in width.
Napier bridge, one of the city's oldest bridges, is all set for a stunning makeover once the sun goes down .
Looked at from a distance, it will appear as if the bridge is floating on the water. This effect is being created with special lights beneath the bridge.