Built in 16th century, this 400 years old bridge is belived to be the oldest surviving wooden bridge in the world. The bridge is made of wood, and even the nails used are wooden. It is built across Gallanda Oya (stream) and spans 50ft in length, 6ft high and 8 feet high. Next to the bridge is the Bogoda temple, a Buddhist temple which is said to date back to 1st century BC.
It is said to have been built by a father-son pair
1. It is said to be a part of the Badulla-Kandy route of ancient times.
How to reach
You need to drive south of Badulla for 13kms, towards Hali-ela. From the Hali-ela junction, a road takes off and this bridge is around 7-8 kms on that road from the junction.