Karnali Bridge

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Karnali Bridge (कर्णाली पुल)
Latest photograph of Karnali Bridge.jpg
Coordinates 28°38′N 81°17′E / 28.64°N 81.28°E / 28.64; 81.28Coordinates: 28°38′N 81°17′E / 28.64°N 81.28°E / 28.64; 81.28
Crosses Karnali River
Locale Chisapani, Kailali    Nepal
Maintained by Lamki Chuha Municipality, Kailali
Design Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, Japan
Total length 500 m (1,640.4 ft)
Width 10 m (32.8 ft)
Longest span 325 m (1,066.3 ft)
Opened 1994; 24 years ago (1994)
side view

Karnali Bridge, the asymmetric, single-tower, cable-stayed bridge is the longest of its type in Nepal and was built by international collaboration.[citation needed] The bridge spans the Karnali River between the Kailali District and Bardiya District of western Nepal. The bridge was constructed by Kawasaki Heavy Industries of Japan and inaugurated after six years of its construction date by the late Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala.


The bridge lies in Mahendra Highway at Chisapani at the border of Kailali and Bardiya district. The bridge site is 500 km from the capital city of Kathmandu, and 25 km from the closest airport facilities in Tikapur. The design of the bridge and its location have made it a tourist attraction for domestic and international visitors.

The nearest city to the Karnali Bridge is the town of Chisapani in Far-Western Region, Nepal

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The Karnali River Bridge was designed by Steinman, a firm that was later incorporated into the Parsons Corporation, USA. Kawasaki Heavy Industries constructed the bridge.

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Coordinates: 28°38′29″N 81°16′59″E / 28.6415°N 81.2831°E / 28.6415; 81.2831