The oldest surviving wooden bridge in the world is in Sri Lanka, and that is none other than the Bogoda Wooden Bridge. The architecture and the design of this bridge still amaze its visitors.
Where is it?
This bridge is located along the Ketawala Bogoda Bridge Road in Bandarawela. So, during your stay at properties such as the Bandarawela Hotel, you may simply come and visit the impressive creation.
This bridge has been built in the 16th century. The Buddhist temple that’s just beside the bridge is believed to have been there from the 01st century.
Its architectural design
This wooden bridge has today become one of the most popular places to visit in Bandarawela because of its unique architectural design. The whole bridge (including the nails) has been made of wood and its roof has been given a Kandyan touch.
The Gallanda Oya
Gallanda Oya across which the bridge lies is believed to have linked Badulla and Kandy in the past. This small river, indeed, adds beauty to the bridge and also to the temple that lies beside it. It ends at the Mahaweli River which is the largest river in Sri Lanka.