Malir River Bridge

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Malir River Bridge
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The Malir Bridge
Coordinates 24°52′17″N 67°08′46″E / 24.87139°N 67.14611°E / 24.87139; 67.14611
Carries 6 lanes
Crosses Malir River
Locale Karachi
Official name Malir River Bridge
Characteristics
Design concrete
Total length 5,000 metres (16,000 ft)
Width 19 metres (62 ft)
Longest span 30 metres (98 ft)
History
Designer A.A. Associates
Opened 4 February 2009

The Malir River Bridge (Urdu: ملير ريور برج‎) is to date Pakistan's largest bridge which spans 5,000 metres (16,000 ft). This bridge was inaugurated by Governor of Sindh Dr Ishrat ul Ibad on Wednesday 4 February 2009. The cost of the bridge is PKR 1.2 billion or USD 14 million funded by the Government of Pakistan.[1] The bridge has shortened the distance by 28 kilometres (17 mi) for the residents of Korangi, Landhi and Shah Faisal towns. To enable construction 42 houses were demolished and the owners were compensated by the government.

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