Broken Bridge, Chennai

Broken Bridge, Chennai - Address

Address: Theosophical Society, Adyar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600090

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About Broken Bridge, Chennai

The Broken Bridge is one place that is resorted to by locals for a respite, yet not as conventional as the mainstream attractions. In fact, some might even question the appeal of this place, given that this is where all the city drains meet the Bay of Bengal. The bridge is essentially named so given the fact that the bridge particularly lead to nowhere! But it is said that the bridge was constructed so as to help fisherman cross the river Adyar from Santhome beach to Elliot's beach. In recent times, the bridge is a popular shoot location for several regional films, along with being a hotspot for youngsters for leisure.

The fisherman believe that the bridge is haunted, while some have witnessed illegal deals happening here too.

Broken Bridge Information

  • Avoid visiting late evenings.

How To reach Broken Bridge by Public Transport

  • Rented car or taxi.

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  • A must visit place.. Better to visit in the mornings.. not a very safe environment.. but beautiful view.. don't forget your camera when you visit.. the only drawback is guys sit n drink alcohol on that narrow bridge making it hard for you to walk..

  • Many of the people don,t know this place in Chennai. best place for photography and peace. Sun raise and set is the best time to visit.

  • Calm and sceneric spot. Great for photoshoot. You can spend time here till 5 p.m only ( restrictions by TN Police). Transportation is bit difficult (should have own vehicle)

  • Went with my friends in the evening. The sunset view was good.But the police started to chase us even before 6PM. Not a safe place during night.

  • The bridge was built in 1967. It cuts across the Adyar River mouth to connect the fishermen hamlets on the Adyar side to that of Srinivasapuram on the other side. Fishermen who worked at the harbour would then take their tricycles and rickshaws across the bridge. The narrow bridge had also facilitated movement of four wheelers, but only one vehicle at a time. Fisherfolks harvested fish here when the river was unpolluted. They were prosperous. Prawns and crab were in abundance as they used to breed in the river mouth. Worms used for fishing were also available then near the banks of the river. After the bridge collapsed during 1977, people had to go around the city to reach harbour for work. The utility of the bridge would have gone but the charm remained. It continued to be a sought-after shooting location.[1]roken bridge, as the name suggests, is a bridge to nowhere, located in Chennai, South India. During the year 1977, the bridge partly collapsed due to strong currents of the river, and has never been repaired. The bridge spans across the Adyar estuary, bordering the backend of the Theosophical Society. It was built to facilitate the movement of fishermen from Santhome beach to Elliot's beach over the mouth of the Adyar river. The broken bridge that once helped the fishermen in their livelihood and topped the list of popular shooting locations has now become a bachelor hangout. The Bridge has become a popular spot to view the sunrise and has been attracting youth. The area is generally considered unsafe after dark due to lack of lighting and road access. However, this place is one of the few places from where the untampered beauty of Chennai can be relished.

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