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Tajikistan–Afghanistan bridge at Panji Poyon

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Coordinates

37°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{{#coordinates:37.1946|68.6053|type:landmark|||||| |primary |name=

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Crosses Panj River
Locale Panji Poyon (alternatively Nizhni-Pyanj)
Characteristics
Design Girder bridge
Total length 672 metres
Width 11.6 metres
History
Opened 2007-08-26
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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 meters long and 11.6 meters 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.

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

See also

References

  1. ^ "AFGHANISTAN-TAJIKISTAN: Work on US-built Tajik-Afghan bridge to start in spring". Retrieved 2008-12-04.  mirror
  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. Retrieved 2008-12-04.  mirror


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