Arippu Bridge

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Arippu Bridge
Coordinates 8°48′14″N 79°57′02″E / 8.8038°N 79.9506°E / 8.8038; 79.9506Coordinates: 8°48′14″N 79°57′02″E / 8.8038°N 79.9506°E / 8.8038; 79.9506
Carries Motor vehicles on the B403 highway
Crosses Aruvi Aru
Locale Arippu, Mannar District
Characteristics
Total length 258 m (846 ft)
Width 7.35 m (24 ft)
History
Construction cost LKR540 million
Inaugurated 16 October 2011 (2011-10-16)
Arippu Bridge is located in Northern Province
Arippu Bridge
Arippu Bridge
Location in Northern Province
Arippu Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Arippu Bridge
Arippu Bridge
Location in Northern Province

Arippu Bridge (also known as the Thallady-Arippu Bridge) is a road bridge across Aruvi Aru (Malvathu Oya) in north western Sri Lanka. The bridge was formally opened on 16 October 2011.[1]

The bridge is 258 m (846 ft) long and 7.35 m (24 ft) wide.[2] The bridge cost 540 million rupees (US$4.9 million) and was financed by a soft loan from the British Government's Steel Bridge Programme.[2] The bridge is part of the B403 South Coast Road which connects Mannar with Puttalam.[1]

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