May 18, 2016
Mathur Aqueduct or Mathur Hanging Trough is an hanging bridge with water through canal. This aqueduct is named after the village Mathur where is as built, in Kanyakumari district of Tamilnadu State. Which is located 60 kms from Kanyakumari City.
Mathur Aqueduct is one of the longest and highest aqueducts in South Asia. Mathur Aqueduct was constructed in 1966 by the late Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, K. Kamaraj, as a drought relief measure across the river Pahrali (also called Parazhiyar in Tamil - பரழியார்).
Mathur Aqueduct is a concrete structure held up by 28 huge pillars, the maximum height of the pillars reaching 115 ft. The trough structure is 7 ft in height, with a width of 7.5 ft. The trough is partly covered on top with concrete slabs, allowing people to walk on the bridge and also see the water going through the trough. Some of the pillars are set in rocks of the Pahrali river, though some of the pillars are set in hills on either side.
Mathur Aqueduct is one of the tourist attraction in Kanyakumari district. Every day hundreds of tourists visiting this place.
Here is the few photos of Mathur Aqueduct:
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