Saturday, January 2, 2010

The upside-down bridge, Ulapane, Sri Lanka.

On the road from Ulapane (on the Gampola - Nawalapitiya road) to Pussellawa about one Kilometre from Ulapane, you have to cross an old iron bridge. Looking upstream there is another bridge in sight as shown in the photo above. This was constructed by a British engineer during colonial times. The site engineer had mis interpreted the plans, constructing it upside down, and it was found out as a mistake only after the construction was complete. The authorities let it remain to be used for light traffic. They say that the site engineer subsequently committed suicide.