Ellis Bridge

The Ellis Bridge is a major landmark structure in the city of Ahmedabad, as well as an artery of public transport across the river Sabarmati. Constructed in 1870, the original bridge constructed by British engineers had a wooden structure, which was replaced by steel in 1882. The original bridge was narrow and not suited for heavy motorized traffic. Modern extensions have been constructed on either side of the original bridge to support heavy traffic, and the original bridge is preserved as a landmark. The bridge has been renamed as Swami Vivekananda bridge but is still known to people by its old name.

Foundation block of Ellisbridge is moved to Sanskar Kendra museum later. It reads, The Ellis Bridge - So named by Government after Sir Barrow Helbert Ellis : K.G.S.I. was built in 1869 and 1870. At a cost of Rs:549,210 destroyed by the great flood of 22nd September 1975 and rebuilt in 1890 and 1895 by Government, Local Bodies and Private Subscribers. At a further cost of Rs. 407564. This the First Stone of the new bridge was laid by His Excellency Donald James eleventh Lord Reay C.C.I.E.LL.D. Governor of Bombay December 19th, 1889.

Area called Ellis Bridge(PIN Code - 380 006) Located along the sides of Sabarmati river, it is first and oldest outskirt area of new Ahmedabad (outside walled old city) and an amalgam of residential settlements, hospitals, and educational institutions. Famous V.S. Hospital (Vadilal Sarabhai) set here. Among the educational institutes, Gujarat College, Gujarat Institute of civil Engineers and Architects and Law College are most prestigious colleges here. A large number of schools are also situated here along the sides of Sabarmati river. There is wide range of accommodation to take care of you during your stay. Choose your ideal accommodation from The Westend, Radisson Hotel, Inder Residency, Hotel Shalin Suites, Hotel Nalanda, Hotel Chicago, Paying Guests and Service Apartments. Visitors must take out time to explore local attractions like Law Garden and L. D. Institute of Indology. MJ Library located at Ellisbridge in Ahemdabad is distinctively renowned for its vast collections of books on different topics of human interest. It has in stock a wide variety of publication material...

This place is also famous for abiding famous Law garden within its vicinity. Ellis Bridge Gymkhana and Oriental Club are finest recreational clubs here. Nehru as well as Ellis Bridge connect this place to other parts of Ahmedabad.

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... corroded the steel piers (pillars) of the bridge over time weakening the very foundation of the bridge ... of the piers and the 23-odd steel segments can improve the load-bearing capacity of the bridge ... The consultant advised that pulling down the bridge and building a new one would be cheaper than merely strengthening the old bridge, which would not last long ...
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... The Nehru Bridge is a major bridge over the river Sabarmati, and serves as an artery of major public transport for the city of Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat, India ... It is a modern and larger bridge compared to the landmark Ellis Bridge, and is dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister ... City, the Patang Revolving Restaurant is situated near Nehru Bridge on the banks of Sabarmati River ...
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