The are two bridges in kallady Batticaloa close to each other, a concrete bridge with a bigger capacity to handle traffic was built to replace old steel one which was built during the British rule. The old Kallady Bridge also known as the lady Manning bridge is still intact and a must visit spot if you have plans to visit Batticaloa. Vehicle movement is not allowed through the old one. This bridge in Batticaloa is famous for two important things, one is it’s the main link to Batticaloa town. The second importance is that Kallady area was once famous for the Singing Fish sound. This happens on full moon late in the evening, mostly during April to September. A base musical sound resembling a Base guitar plucked is herd alone the bri dge. It is situated around one kilometer from the town center. The sound is never herd now a days. The Tsunami waves might have destroyed the particular fish species some assume. Some time back, to listen to the singing sound they dip an end of an coconut shell into the water and hold the other end to your ear to get a clear sound. The beautiful view of the lagoon, the old dutch fort and the fish shaped St. Sebastian church can be seen from this location.
This location is an ideal place for a evening walk, ideally you could choose either sides of lady Manning drive, One towards Muhathuwaram and other towards puliyanthivu
Photos of Kallady Bridge
Old and New (above)
Old day view (above) Night view of old and new Kallady Bridge (below)
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