Ralkuli Bridge

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Ralkuli Bridge
Ralkuli Bridge
Ralkuli Bridge
Coordinates 8°27′38.90″N 81°15′11.80″E / 8.4608056°N 81.2532778°E / 8.4608056; 81.2532778Coordinates: 8°27′38.90″N 81°15′11.80″E / 8.4608056°N 81.2532778°E / 8.4608056; 81.2532778
Carries Motor vehicles on the A15 highway
Locale Ralkuli, Trincomalee District
Characteristics
Total length 175 m (574 ft)
History
Construction cost LKR571 million
Inaugurated October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Ralkuli Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Ralkuli Bridge
Location in Sri Lanka

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

The bridge is 175 m (574 ft) long.[2] The bridge cost 571 million rupees (US$5.2 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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