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About Bogoda Wooden Bridge

Bogoda raja mahaviharaya is most famous for its wooden extension. This is a most seasoned surviving wooden scaffold on the planet. It was worked in the sixteenth century amid the Dambadeniya time and is more than 400 years of age. The extension is arranged at 13km south of Badulla city, Sri Lanka. All parts of this bridge were developed from wood. The extension worked over the Gallandaoya, as it spouts down the mountain to meet Uma Oya in Uvaparanagama is on an old course, which connected Badulla and Kandy. This extension is worked over the Gallandaoya stream which is tributary of Mahaweli River and is just surviving scaffold of such nature of this Era.

The Bogoda Bridge is interesting in a few ways. It is considered by numerous specialists to be the most seasoned as yet standing wooden scaffold on the planet. It is grand development as it has been a 8 feet tall tiled rooftop structure for its whole traverse of almost 50 feet length with a 6 feet broadness. The Bogoda Bridge was developed by a father and child group of wood experts. The archeologists accept there were two purposes behind the rooftop over the extension. one for shelter and second for protection from the wilderness. It is developed completely of wood utilizing wooden nails and settling material. As per the legend not a solitary steel nail has been utilized as a part of the development of the extension. The extension is around 50 feet length and around five feet wide. The structure of the extension is remaining on an immense tree trunk 11 meters in tallness. Jack organic product logs and kumbuk logs were chiefly utilized as the building material of the extension. Kumbuk is questionable sorts of wood that can be submerged in water for a considerable length of time and still stay strong. Besides kaluwara timber and Milla timber were utilized for the beautifications. The top of the extension is secured with Sinhala Tiles (Sinhala ulu) .So two wooden wall enlivened in different plans have been raised on either side. Initially the kumbuk columns had been delved into the stone however the solid was laid in 1986, with authorization from the Archeological Department of Sri Lanka to secure the columns.

Walk down the bridge and we can see get into the bordering sanctuary the Bogoda Raja Mahaviharaya. The greater part of them thought King Walagamba's refuge the sanctuary comprises of buckle. As indicated by the legends'the sanctuary and extension additionally have a long history.

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