The Kushk (known in Turkmenistan as Guşgy) is a river which, during a portion of its course, forms the boundary between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan, and used to form the southernmost border of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. The Kushk is fed by the Aq Robat and Galleh Chagar rivers in north-western Afghanistan. After 150 km, it flows into the Murghab River.
|Source||Aq Robat and Galleh Chagar Rivers|
|• location||Paropamisus mountains north-western Afghanistan|
|Marghab District, Afghanistan|
|Length||150 mi (240 km) |
|• average||0.11 cubic km|
It is also known as Kushka River. The river gives its name to Kushk, the chief town in the Afghan province of Herat, situated some 32 kilometres (20 mi) from the border, and to Kushka (now Serhetabat), a former military post on the border of Turkmenistan. There it joins Egriyok River and then pours into Morghāb River. In the summer months, parts of the river are dry but in general the river irrigates farmland in the lower parts.
One bridge over the river was built in 1960, it carries a railroad track. Linking Toraghundi with Serhetabat. It later had a road bridge built as well. For about 16 km of its path, the Kushk river makes the border between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan. This river flows towards Northwest and after passing the town of Koshk-e Kohneh it joins Moqor river.
It was once also crossed by the Chahil Dukhteran Bridge (or 'Pul-i-Kishti'), now in ruins.
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