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Broken Bridges Are an India Hotspot

Friday, August 23, 2013

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Man-made infrastructure marvels often attract tourist attention in countries all over the world, but in India, busted concrete piers are drawing crowds to areas usually only populated by fishermen.

These broken bridges are located in coastal Chennai, the capital city of the Indian state Tamil Nadu.

The Thalankuppam Pier

On the northernmost tip of the city is the Thalankuppam Pier at Nettukuppam beach. The pier is a broken concrete structure, which both locals and tourists refer to as the "broken bridge," according to The Hindu

Nettukuppam beach
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This broken pier off the coast of Chennai is a popular place for tourists and locals to gather.

Situated at a popular fishing estuary, locals say it was built to hold a dredger at the mouth of Ennore Creek.

"The bridge extends into the sea and the spray from the water below hits you," T.G. Rakesh told The Hindu.

"During high tide, the water rises to great heights, nearly drenching you," Rakesh said.

A local fisherman and resident said that high tide can be a dangerous time at the broken bridge, citing a recent incident when a boy died after swimming out to sea from the bridge.

The Adyar Estuary

Located about 45 minutes south of Nettukuppam beach sits another broken bridge spanning the Adyar estuary. The bridge was originally built in 1967 to connect the fishermen hamlets on both sides of the Adyar River mouth, according to CNN's IBN Live.

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Locals warn that, despite being a scenic place to go during the day, the Adyar estuary pier becomes dangerous at night.

However, the bridge started to crumble after strong currents collapsed part of it in 1977.

The location has been a popular place to film movies, and during the day, the peaceful area attracts birdwatchers and photographers. But at night, it's a different story as the secluded location can bring trouble, fishermen claim.

"Neither we nor our children go there after dark. Only horrifying things have happened on the broken bridge," the Uroor Kuppam President told IBN Live.

"The government does not care about us or bothered to curb the bad activities in the bridge but are concerned for a newer bridge just for the rich to travel," he added.

   

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