Ellis Bridge

Ellis Bridge – Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Ellis Bridge is a century old heritage bridge situated in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. It is across Sabarmati river. This bowstring arch truss bridge was the first bridge of Ahmedabad constructed in 1892. Later new concrete wings were constructed on either side in 1997 and it was renamed as Swami Vivekananda bridge but is still known to people by its old name. The original wooden bridge constructed by British engineers in 1869 at cost of Rs 5.49 lakh. It was destroyed by floods in 1875. New steel bridge was rebuilt in 1892 by engineer, Himmatlal Dhirajram Bhachech and named after Sir Barrow…