Asia's First Concrete Bridge Muvattupuzha, the beautiful town in Ernakulam district has many specialties. The nature itself creates magic and make us forget all the hustles and bustles of your busy life. Muvattupuzha is also blessed with high ranges, which makes you feel that you are lost at some hill stations. Apart from all these fabulous part of natural beauty, Muvattupuzha also stands unique with its historical significance.
At Muvattupuzha you will be rejoiced to see the first concrete bridge of Asia. This bridge was built long back in 1914 under the supervision of a British engineer named W H Emrald. It was during the reign of Maharajah Sree Moolam Thirunaal. Interestingly this bridge divides the city into two region – one is the main centre of the twon named 'Kacherithazham' and the other part consist of Velloorkunnam, Vazhappilly and Kadathy.
At first the common people were reluctant towards this bridge. They were suspicious about the strength of this bridge. To prove this, Emrald, the engineer of the bridge, bought around fifteen elephants and made them to walk over the bridge together. When the elephants were walking over the bridge, Emrals and his wife stood under the bridge in a boat.