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Adam’s Bridge (Pamban island-E India)

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Adam’s Bridge (Pamban island-E India)

Characteristics

Description

Adam’s Bridge (Rama's Bridge or Rama Setu) is a chain of limestone shoals of sand and rocks, mostly dry, which connects Pamban Island with Mannar Island (off the NW coast of Sri Lanka), about 16 miles ESE.

It is composed mostly of shifting sand banks, with intricate shallow channels (1 m to 10 m) between them.

The bridge is 30 km long and separates the Gulf of Mannar (SW) from the Palk Strait (NE).

Shoal water extends up to 5 miles from the bridge, with depths under 11m. Farther seaward, depths increase sharply to over 183m about 12 miles SW of Adam’s Bridge.

22/03/2012
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Jojo
Adam’s Bridge (Pamban island-E India)
Adam’s Bridge (Pamban island-E India)
22/03/2012
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Jojo
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