Tajikistan–Afghanistan bridge at Panji Poyon

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Crosses Panj River
Locale Panji Poyon (alternatively Nizhni-Pyanj)
Design Girder bridge
Total length 672 metres
Width 11.6 metres
Opened 2007-08-26
Coordinates 37°11′41″N 68°36′19″E / 37.1946°N 68.6053°E / 37.1946; 68.6053Coordinates: 37°11′41″N 68°36′19″E / 37.1946°N 68.6053°E / 37.1946; 68.6053
Opening Ceremony of Afghan-Tajik Bridge

The Tajikistan-Afghanistan bridge spanning the Panj River between Panji Poyon (or Nizhniy Pyandzh), Tajikistan and Sherkhan Bandar, Afghanistan was opened on 26 August 2007.[1][2][3] The two lane bridge is 672 meters long and 11.6 meters wide. It cost approximately $40 million, financed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and was designed and constructed by an Italian company, Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A. . The Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were joined by US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez at the opening ceremony.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez at the 2007 dedication ceremony of the bridge.

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  1. ^ "AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN: Work on US-built Tajik-Afghan bridge to start in spring". Retrieved 2008-12-04.  mirror
  2. ^ "US-made Tajik-Afghan bridge opens". BBC News. 2007-08-26. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  3. ^ Mavjouda Hasanova (2007-11-27). "Tajik FM, Afghan diplomat discuss handling of cargo traffic via Dusti bridge in Panji Poyon". Asia Plus. Retrieved 2008-12-04.  mirror