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Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge
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Restoration works on at historic Wellesley Bridge

December 3, 2020

By Vinay Karekura & B.C. Thimmaiah Finally, the historic Wellesley Bridge near Srirangapatna is being repaired. Works are on in full swing to seal the cracks and restore the Bridge which is in a dilapidated state. Once the repairs are over, the Bridge will be freshly painted.  The repair works are being taken up by…

Of Two Bridges across Two Rivers
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Of Two Bridges across Two Rivers

September 4, 2020

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Over the past two weeks I have written about interesting history of the two centuries-old  Lushington Bridge across the River Cauvery at Shivanasamudra and how it is now being restored in a most sloppy and disgraceful way. Unless some of us who happen to be heritage-conscious citizens, step in…

A Bridge not too Far !
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A Bridge not too Far !

August 21, 2020

By Dr.K. Javeed Nayeem As most of us perhaps know ‘A bridge too Far’ was the title of an epic war movie from the seventies about the Second World War, based on a book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan. The story revolves around a strategic bridge at Arnhem in the Netherlands which the…

A Bridge too far?
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A Bridge too far?

August 23, 2019

By Dr. K. Javeed Nayeem, MD Last Friday I wrote about the impact of human inaction vis a vis the impact of flood waters on the historic Srirangapatna Fort, a stone’s throw away from our city. The fast deteriorating state of another iconic marvel of ancient engineering just outside this fort certainly deserves a mention…

Wellesley Bridge retaining wall collapses
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Wellesley Bridge retaining wall collapses

August 14, 2019

Srirangapatna: The people have been warned to be careful due to the floods in River Cauvery and the resultant damage it has caused in many areas in the taluk. Nearly ten feet of the retaining wall of the historical Wellesley Bridge also has collapsed. This has collapsed just a day after MLA Ravindra Srikantaiah had…

Wellesley Bridge under threat of collapse
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Wellesley Bridge under threat of collapse

August 11, 2019

Tourist entry into Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary banned Hundreds flock KRS Dam to see crest gate water release Srirangapatna: The historical Wellesley Bridge, built by the British across River Cauvery at Srirangapatna, is under the threat of submersion and collapse. The neglected and dilapidated bridge is withstanding the heavy pressure of water as more than 1…

Nature’s way of washing away waste
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Nature’s way of washing away waste

September 7, 2018

The rains may have stopped and the water levels are slowly receding from flood-hit areas. But authorities have another uphill battle — disposal of waste. Flood waters have left behind tonnes of solid waste including tree branches, uprooted creepers, waste clothes and plastic in towns and villages, like this one at the historical Wellesley Bridge…

British-era bridge withstands water pressure
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British-era bridge withstands water pressure

August 19, 2018

The historical Wellesley Bridge, built by the British, across River Cauvery at Srirangapatna which remains neglected and dilapidated, now is withstanding the pressure of strong water force as more than one lakh cusecs of water is being let out to the river from KRS reservoir which is receiving huge inflow since a week. Picture below…

Wellesley Bridge under threat of being washed away     
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Wellesley Bridge under threat of being washed away     

August 17, 2018

Mysuru: Will the historical Wellesley Bridge near Srirangapatna meet the fate of Lushington Bridge at Kollegal that was washed away last month? Seeing the present state of the Wellesley Bridge that is near-to-submersion due to thousands of cusecs of water being released from the Krishna Raja Sagar (KRS) Dam, heritage lovers feel that the bridge…

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