Napier bridge

Napier bridge

Bridges, Buildings, Nostolgic

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.

464 bulbs, fixtures – A combination of lighting effects has been created on the arches and surface using 464 bulbs and fixtures. The private firm will maintain the lighting and fixtures for a year.

The beautification is being done as an additional attraction for visitors to the Marina Beach, which has undergone a major facelift.

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