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Kallady / Lady Manning Bridge (Batticaloa)

Kallady Bridge, Batticaloa

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Completed in 1924, the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka now lies unused next to a new bridge that opened this year in March. The Kallady Bridge is also known for being an ideal location to hear the famed singing fish of Batticaloa.



Located near the Fort, the Lady Manning Bridge at Kallady is another remainder from the city’s colonial past. Completed in 1924, the oldest and longest iron bridge in Sri Lanka now lies unused next to a new bridge that opened this year in March. The Kallady Bridge is also known for being an ideal location to hear the famed singing fish of Batticaloa. The story goes that when the moon is full, listeners can bring their ears close to an oar dipped in the waters of the lagoon to hear the eerie underwater symphony.

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Listen for singing fish at the full moon.

Address

Kallady Bridge, Batticaloa

Directions

From the railway station, head down the CRWB Highway, basically East across the lagoon. The bridge is the bridge.

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Price Range

Free

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4
Quality Rating
4
Service Rating
3
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3
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