Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge

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Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge
Paramaribo, Jules Wijdenboschbrug.JPG
The Jules Wijdenbosch Bridge on the mouth of the Suriname river in Paramaribo
Carries 2-lane wide highway (East-West Link)
Crosses Suriname river
Locale North Suriname
Other name(s) Suriname Bridge
Total length 1,504 metres (4,934 ft)
Longest span 155 metres (509 ft)
Opened 20 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.

The bridge from the air. 
The bridge from the road. 
Under construction (1999). 
Propaganda advertisement. 

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