Verugal Bridge

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Verugal Bridge
Coordinates 8°15′10.90″N 81°22′21.20″E / 8.2530278°N 81.3725556°E / 8.2530278; 81.3725556Coordinates: 8°15′10.90″N 81°22′21.20″E / 8.2530278°N 81.3725556°E / 8.2530278; 81.3725556
Carries Motor vehicles on the A15 highway
Crosses Verugal Aru
Locale Verugal, Trincomalee District
Characteristics
Total length 105 m (344 ft)
History
Construction cost LKR250 million
Inaugurated October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Verugal Bridge is located in Sri Lanka
Verugal Bridge
Location in Sri Lanka

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

The bridge is 105 m (344 ft) long.[2] The bridge cost 250 million rupees (US$2.3 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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