Gangai Bridge

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Gangai Bridge
Coordinates 8°27′36.80″N 81°13′49.10″E / 8.4602222°N 81.2303056°E / 8.4602222; 81.2303056Coordinates: 8°27′36.80″N 81°13′49.10″E / 8.4602222°N 81.2303056°E / 8.4602222; 81.2303056
Carries Motor vehicles on the A15 highway
Crosses Mahavali Gangai
Locale Gangaithurai, Trincomalee District
Characteristics
Total length 245 m (804 ft)
History
Construction cost LKR956 million
Inaugurated October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Gangai Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Gangai Bridge
Gangai Bridge
Location in Sri Lanka

Gangai Bridge is a road bridge across Mahavali Gangai (Mahaweli Ganga) in eastern Sri Lanka. The bridge was formally opened on 19 October 2011.[1]

The bridge is 245 m (804 ft) long.[2] The bridge cost 956 million rupees (US$8.7 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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