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WALKING ACROSS THE NINE ARCH BRIDGE #2
— A pair of early morning visitors to the Nine Arch Bridge walk its 91m length. One of Sri Lanka’s most famous constructions, thanks to Instagram, the viaduct was completed in 1923, and is entirely of stone, the railway tracks that cross it being the only steel used. If you can’t — or don’t want to — crowd your way onto a Colombo-Badulla train crossing the bridge on what is now considered one of the world’s great rail journeys, walking along the tracks is a great way to get a closer look. The latter is illegal in Sri Lanka, though rarely enforced, but watch out for trains; scores are killed each year, all over the country; and a narrow bridge and a tunnel right by it make it a tricky spot for the careless. The Nine Arch Bridge is located between Ella and Demodara, spanning a cleft in the Central Highlands, 3,100m above sea level. Shot on assignment for The New York Times, specifically for Lucas Peterson’s piece, “An Island Nation that is Best Savored Slowly”, which ran in the Frugal Traveler column on January 30th.
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