Upparu Bridge

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Upparu Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles on the A15 highway
Crosses Uppu Aru
Locale Upparu, Trincomalee District
Total length 315 m (1,033 ft)
Construction cost LKR995 million
Inaugurated October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Coordinates 8°28′11.50″N 81°12′10.60″E / 8.4698611°N 81.2029444°E / 8.4698611; 81.2029444Coordinates: 8°28′11.50″N 81°12′10.60″E / 8.4698611°N 81.2029444°E / 8.4698611; 81.2029444
Upparu Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Upparu Bridge
Location in Sri Lanka

Upparu Bridge is a road bridge across Uppu Aru in eastern Sri Lanka. The bridge was formally opened on 19 October 2011.[1]

The bridge is 315 m (1,033 ft) long.[2] The bridge cost 995 million rupees (US$9 million) and was financed by a soft loan from the French Development Agency's Trincomalee Integrated Infrastructure Project and the Sri Lankan Government's Kilakku Vasantham (Eastern Awakening) programme.[1][3][4] The bridge is part of the A15 Batticaloa-Trincomalee highway.[2] The bridge replaced a ferry boat service that had been transporting people and vehicles across the river.[1][2][5]

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