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13 Kannara Bridge (New) along Kollam – Shenkottai rail-sector. From the moment when the first meter-gauge train ran through this engineering marvel made across two mountains 114 years ago, the route had fascinated mankind as steams engines and later, diesel locos ferried people across two States through the mist clad mountains, forests, rivers, emerald paddy fields stretches. Closed for the broad-gauge conversion almost 8 years ago, the old bridge stood as a monument to one of the finest rail architectures in the World. As the line was opened up recently after gauge conversion, the Bridge was given a makeup, trading place for modern-day strength against the century old rustic charm. It was a small price to pay, for the track is once again lively as the locos rumble past the roads & settlements, just like an extension of landscape. For the people around and for passengers, those rumbles & horns were an expression of emotions, intertwined deeply across generations.