04 November 2009
A Bokkuwa is usually a small bridge. So Akasa Bokkuwa can be translated as ‘small bridge in the sky’.
Akasa Bokkuwa is situated in the village, Athwelthota in the Kaluthara District. If you ever travel along Agalawaththa - Kalawana road, you will come across this interesting bridge situated in a very beautiful surrounding.
It was built in the early 20th century and it is constructed in such a way that the weight of the bridge is held by the arch. This narrow bridge joins two steep hills on either side and it is possibly the highest of this sort of bridges in Sri Lanka. Hence it has got this unique name.