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Sri Lanka Holiday – Beruwala – October 2009.

 

The first of David Lean’s large-scale epics, The Bridge On The River Kwai was filmed not in Thailand, where the real bridge still stands, but on location in Sri Lanka, the large island in the Indian Ocean off the southern coast of India.

 

425 feet long, rising 90 feet above the water and supposedly costing a phenomenal quarter of a million dollars, Lean’s bridge was built at a small community called Kitulgala on the Masleliya Oya, a tributary of the Kelani River, between the Sri Lankan capital Colombo and Kandy.

 

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Taken on October 6, 2009