Takutu River Bridge

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Takutu River Bridge, from Guyana facing Brazil in Lethem

The Takutu River Bridge (Portuguese: Ponte do Rio Tacutu) is a bridge across the Takutu River, linking Lethem in Guyana to Bonfim in Brazil. It was completed in 2009 and opened on 31 July 2009.[1] Its official inauguration was on 14 September 2009, in the presence of leaders of both countries.[2] It cost USD 5 million and was paid for by Brazil.[2] The bridge was a project within the Initiative for the Integration of the Regional Infrastructure of South America.[3]

The bridge is a rare example of a land border where drivers must change from driving on the left (in Guyana) to driving on the right (in Brazil), or vice-versa. The changeover is achieved by means of a crossover bridge.[4]

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  1. ^ Kaieteur News Online, 29 July 2009
  2. ^ a b "CBrazil and Guyana Inaugurate Border Bridge". NYTimes.com (THE ASSOCIATED PRESS). 2009-09-14. Retrieved 2009-09-15. [dead link]
  3. ^ IIRSA.org -Bridge over Río Takutu
  4. ^ Photo

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Coordinates: 3°22′48″N 59°48′52″W / 3.38011°N 59.81438°W / 3.38011; -59.81438