About Zero Bridge
Crossing River Jhelum in a seemingly North-South direction, the beautiful Zero Bridge connects Sonwar on the northern end to Rajbagh on the southern end. This bridge was originally built in the 1950s under Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, who was the Prime Minister at that time. Though this bridge was earlier used for crossing the Jhelum river, vehicular movement was banned on the Zero Bridge in the 1980s in order to protect the weakening wooden structure.
Zero Bridge was initially referred to as “Zorr” Bridge due to the reason that the structure was constructed by a deaf architect and in Kashmiri, “Zorr” implies “deaf”. The bridge manifests an impressive design and is considered to be one of the oldest and best tourist places of Srinagar to get a sneak peek into the state’s glorious cultural heritage. Zero Bridge is dotted with a number of food courts and kiosks that serve authentic Kashmiri delicacies to the visitors.
Location: Zero Bridge, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190008.
Timings: Open 24 hours.
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year.