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Old 2nd May 2010, 22:33   #46
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Bridge with lights between Pulincunnoo and Mancompu - Off SH11
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Awesome pics Rajesh, any idea if this bridge was constructed post 2003? , didn't see it when i visited this place last time.
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simply beautiful
goods own country at its best. You just tempted me to make a short trip around Kerala.
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Hi TRRK,

Really amazing pics of an equally amazing place. I had been here in 2007 on a team outing and stayed at the Lake Palace Resorts. It was a really good outing but we were there for only 2 days but now after watching these snaps, yeh dil mange more!!
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Awesome pics Rajesh, any idea if this bridge was constructed post 2003? , didn't see it when i visited this place last time.
Quite possible. I had the first glimpse of this bridge just about 18 months back. It is not a route I take normally. Had to to get to my daughter's classmate's house.

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simply beautiful
goods own country at its best. You just tempted me to make a short trip around Kerala.
Well, do it.

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yeh dil mange more!!
Worth it.
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Old 3rd July 2010, 18:04   #51
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Hi,

SH11 was widened with the help from ADB into what should have been a beautiful 4 laned road. But the great people in the administration have left it undivided and have decided not to widen the umpteen bridges and culverts.

Since the road is right across waterlogged areas it constantly settles and even with foreign collaboration, they have not mastered the joints.

Now for us who are familiar with the roads, these are known hazards, but for new people, they are life threatening!

The first one:



The second one:



The second one is still quite smooth at the edge, but equally dangerous if you hit it fast.
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The bridge seems good and well painted but it looks very narrow?
is it meant for only small vehicles and one way? or all other transports are allowed to ply on this bridge?
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Old 3rd July 2010, 18:32   #53
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The bridge seems good and well painted but it looks very narrow?
is it meant for only small vehicles and one way? or all other transports are allowed to ply on this bridge?
It is regular single lane highway width. It is not one way and is for all types / weights of vehicles.

The bridge by itself is strong.
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Bridge with lights between Pulincunnoo and Mancompu - Off SH11
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this bridge is the one connecting to pulincunnu church.Built for ambulance. i take this bridge every time i go to my mothers native which is next to pulincunnu CI office
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Thanks. My vehicles per se have to travel that route (at least part of it) twice daily to drop / pick my daughter from school. Sometimes it is my turn to do the driving. If I can click more, I will.
Simple solution, Sir. Give the camera to your daughter. Will be interesting to see her perspective also.
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this bridge is the one connecting to pulincunnu church.Built for ambulance. i take this bridge every time i go to my mothers native which is next to pulincunnu CI office
Thanks. I gave the wrong answer to nairrk.

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Simple solution, Sir. Give the camera to your daughter. Will be interesting to see her perspective also.
First off, most of the photos here and elsewhere are from my mobile phone and like many students, she is not in a nature enjoying mood while travelling to and from school and more so when her mother accompanies her while going to school.

And to just add some more of nature's colours:

Off SH11 on the way to my daughter's school:
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How the climate has changed in two minutes:
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Hi,

This is the second time that there is water logging in the SH11. Compared to the first time, it is less, though!

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The flood videos look bad, and judging from the terrain, they could get even worse in the event of heavy rains and some severe water-logging in the adjacent fields.
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Some pictures from my side

Talking of house boats from pallathuruty bridge

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Somewhere near punninkunnu
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These fellas are called varaaal and they are yummuy when cooked properly , the houseboats use a homemade masala to prepare them and the very thought is mouth watering ! You would find these being offered to you as you drive along.
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Iam planning a trip to Kerala this year for my vacation.
That time I certainly need your help in covering all the beutiful places in Kerala. I may have a trip for 12+ days with my family.
The first pic is awesome.
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Now for us who are familiar with the roads, these are known hazards, but for new people, they are life threatening!
As of 23/07/2010, the above problems have been rectified. So it should be problem free for a couple of months.

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The flood videos look bad, and judging from the terrain, they could get even worse in the event of heavy rains and some severe water-logging in the adjacent fields.
Yes. More than local rains, if the hills get rain, all the smaller dams become full and water is let off. That causes the flooding in this spot on the road.

All low lying areas of Kuattanad off this road are flooded.
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