Berbice Bridge

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Berbice Bridge
Pilings for the Berbice River bridge.jpg
The Berbice Bridge under construction in 2007
Carries 2-lane wide highway
Crosses Berbice River
Locale North east Berbice
Characteristics
Total length 1,571 m
History
Opened 23 December 2008
Statistics
Toll yes
Berbice Bridge is located in Guyana
Berbice Bridge
Berbice Bridge
Location in Guyana

The Berbice Bridge is a pontoon bridge over the Berbice River near New Amsterdam in Guyana. The bridge is tolled and was opened on 23 December 2008.[1]

With the completion of the Berbice Bridge, and the earlier completion of the Coppename Bridge in Suriname in 1999, the Courantyne River is the only river between the Guyanese capital of Georgetown and the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo still left without a bridge. This is due to change in the near future, with plans for a bridge on the Courantyne near South Drain becoming increasingly concrete in January 2011.[2]

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Coordinates: 6°16′52″N 57°31′44″W / 6.281°N 57.529°W / 6.281; -57.529