Tajik–Afghan bridge at Panji Poyon

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پُل دوستى افغانستان - تاجكستان (فارسى)
Afghanistan - Tajikistan Bridge Completion.jpg
Coordinates37°11′41″N 68°36′19″E / 37.1946°N 68.6053°E / 37.1946; 68.6053Coordinates: 37°11′41″N 68°36′19″E / 37.1946°N 68.6053°E / 37.1946; 68.6053
CrossesPanj River
LocalePanji Poyon (alternatively Nizhni-Pyanj)
Characteristics
DesignGirder bridge
Total length672 metres (2,205 ft)
Width11.6 metres (38 ft)
History
Opened2007-08-26
Opening Ceremony of Afghan-Tajik Bridge
Preparation of Opening Ceremony of Afghan-Tajik Bridge

The Tajikistan-Afghanistan bridge spanning the Panj River between Panji Poyon (or Nizhniy Pyandzh), Tajikistan and Sherkhan Bandar, Afghanistan was opened on 26 August 2007.[1][2][3] The two lane bridge is 672 metres (2,205 feet) long and 11.6 metres (38 feet) wide. It cost approximately $40 million, financed by the US Army Corps of Engineers and was designed and constructed by an Italian company, Rizzani de Eccher S.p.A. The Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and Afghan President Hamid Karzai were joined by US Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez at the opening ceremony.

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez at the 2007 dedication ceremony of the bridge.

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  1. ^ "AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN: Work on US-built Tajik-Afghan bridge to start in spring". Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ "US-made Tajik-Afghan bridge opens". BBC News. 2007-08-26. Retrieved 2008-12-04.
  3. ^ Mavjouda Hasanova (2007-11-27). "Tajik FM, Afghan diplomat discuss handling of cargo traffic via Dusti bridge in Panji Poyon". Asia Plus. Archived from the original on 2008-12-04. Retrieved 2008-12-04.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)