Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Dorabavi Viaduct

These are some hastily snapped pictures of the erstwhile Dorabavi viaduct. I snapped them on TV while it was being shown in a movie.

This Viaduct was opened for metre gauge traffic in the year 1887 and was a part of the former Metre Gauge route between Guntur and Guntakal. A hallmark of engineering, the viaduct was built somewhere between Diguvametta and Chelama on the Nandyal - Giddalur Section in those days.

There was a major realignment of the route during gauge conversion which took the new Broad gauge line away from this spot. The viaduct was abandoned and later dismantled. Sadly, it does not exisit anymore.


Max Madrasi said...

Hi, I have taken the liberty of posting this pics (with credit/link) in Kenneth Anderson FB page.

ranga said...

You are welcome though I believe there are better pictures in the internet by now. Also this movie is on Youtube and you may get better screen grabs https://youtu.be/wX1HYVWXfK4?t=8275