Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge

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Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
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The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge on the mouth of the Suriname river in Paramaribo
Coordinates 5°48′20″N 55°09′45″W / 5.80556°N 55.1625°W / 5.80556; -55.1625Coordinates: 5°48′20″N 55°09′45″W / 5.80556°N 55.1625°W / 5.80556; -55.1625
Carries2-lane wide highway (East-West Link)
CrossesSuriname river
LocaleNorth Suriname
Other name(s)Suriname Bridge
Characteristics
Total length1,504 metres (4,934 ft)
Longest span155 metres (509 ft)
History
Opened20 May 2000
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge is located in Paramaribo
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
Location in Paramaribo

The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge (Dutch: Jules Wijdenboschbrug), also called Suriname bridge and known locally as Bosje Brug, is a bridge over the Suriname River between the capital city Paramaribo and Meerzorg in the Commewijne District. The bridge is part of the East-West Link, and is named after former president Jules Wijdenbosch. Constructed by Dutch constructor Ballast-Nedam, the bridge has two lanes, is 1504 metres long, and was opened on 20 May 2000.

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Coordinates: 5°48′20″N 55°9′45″W / 5.80556°N 55.16250°W / 5.80556; -55.16250