Protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the 280-ft-long and 36-ft-wide Atharnala Bridge was constructed by Bhanu Deba of the Ganga dynasty in the 13th century. It is built on River Muthiya and is a glorious example of ancient architectural styles prevalent in the state of Odisha. It is also a fantastic sample of engineering techniques of that time, proven by the fact that it is still in use. The bridge draws its name from 18 brick passages: athar means 18 and nala means passage. The bridge is located at the entrance of Puri and is a welcoming sight for all who come to this holy abode of Lord Jagannath. It is used by locals on a daily basis.

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