Distance from Ella – 26.4 km (58 minutes)
Bogoda Wooden Bridge is situated along the Ketawala Bogoda Bridge Road in Bandarawela. Built in the 16th century BC, it is known to be the oldest surviving wooden bridge in Sri Lanka. The entire bridge, including the nails, are made of wood and the roof of the bridge depicts the Kandyan architectural style in roofing. Its wooden planks are believed to have come from a single tree. The bridge lies across the Gallanda Oya which linked the towns of Badulla and Kandy in the ancient era. There is also a Buddhist temple beside the bridge which is believed to be from the 1st century BC.
Getting to Bogoda Wooden Bridge
From Ella travel along the Wellawaya-Ella-Kumbalwela Highway and the Ella – Halpe Road up to the Katawala-Haliela Road to reach the Bogoda Wooden Bridge which is situated along the Ketawala Bogoda Bridge Road in Bandarawela.