The age-old Ayyappancoil Sastha temple is a place of historic importance located on the banks of the Periyar River.
With several people choosing the spot to take the extreme step, the bridge apparently have become a suicide point.
Eshima Ohashi was built in place of a drawbridge that used to be there. In its time, traffic used to stall the movement of vehicles for over 7-8 minutes when big water vessels were passing through the lake underneath the bridge.
The navigable aqueducts are water links that are built over rivers, valleys, railways and roads, among others to facilitate water transportation.
The 118-foot-long bridge is made of woven grass and hangs 60 feet above the river in the Cusco region of Peru.
The reconstruction of the Palarivattom flyover will be completed by next May.
Residents of Kottayam have been fortunate that most of the actual bridges in the district are intact and have survived the ravages of time. They include structures that are as old as 120 years.
The bridge was being constructed as part of the Rs 1,181 crore bypass project executed by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) in collaboration with the state government.
Earlier, the world's longest glass bridge was at Huaxi World Adventure Park in Jiangsu province in east China.
When the Meenachil breaches its banks after heavy rain, the families shift their residence to shopfronts.