Kinniya Bridge

Kinniya Bridge is the longest bridge in Sri Lanka with a length of 396 metres (1,299 ft).[1] It crosses the lagoon area surrounded by Koddiyar Bay and Tambalagam Bay. It links Trincomalee with Kinniya, enabling civilians to cross the Kinniya lagoon to reach Kinniya and Muttur areas by the A15 highway. The bridge was completed and declared open on 20 October 2009 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa.[2] Prior to that, the Manampitiya Bridge was Sri Lanka's longest bridge. The bridge was built with the financial assistance of the Saudi Arabian government.

Kinniya Bridge
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Kinniya Bridge
Coordinates8°30′25″N 81°11′28″E / 8.507°N 81.191°E / 8.507; 81.191
Carries2 lanes
CrossesKoddiyar bay on one side and Tambalagam bay on other side.
LocaleMuttur and Kinniya
Characteristics
DesignCantilever bridge
Total length396m
Width10m
History
Opened20 October 2009
Location

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Declaring open the longest bridge in Sri Lanka President Rajapaksa says the time for racist politics has come to an end". Sri Lanka Ministry of Defense. 2009. Archived from the original on 24 September 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2011.
  2. ^ "President opens Kinniya bridge". priu.gov.lk. 2009. Archived from the original on 11 February 2012. Retrieved 15 August 2011.

Coordinates: 8°30′25″N 81°11′28″E / 8.507°N 81.191°E / 8.507; 81.191