Kayankerni Bridge

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Kayankerni Bridge
காயங்கேணிப் பாலம்
Coordinates 7°58′14.70″N 81°31′00.40″E / 7.9707500°N 81.5167778°E / 7.9707500; 81.5167778Coordinates: 7°58′14.70″N 81°31′00.40″E / 7.9707500°N 81.5167778°E / 7.9707500; 81.5167778
Carries Motor vehicles on the A15 highway
Locale Kayankerni, Batticaloa District
Characteristics
Total length 85 m (279 ft)
History
Construction cost LKR202 million
Inaugurated 19 October 2011 (2011-10-19)
Kayankerni Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Kayankerni Bridge
Location in Sri Lanka

Kayankerni Bridge is a road bridge in eastern Sri Lanka. The bridge was formally opened on 19 October 2011.[1]

The bridge is 85 m (279 ft) long.[2] The bridge cost 202 million rupees (US$1.8 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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