New bridge over Mahaweli
* Total cost Rs. 525 million.
* Comprises four lanes.
* Length 130 metres
* Width 20 metres
President Mahinda Rajapaksa commissioned the new bridge built across
Mahaveli River at Katugastota along the A-9 Road yesterday.
This new bridge is 132 metres long and 20 metres wide with four lanes
and has cost Rs. 525 million.
The construction activities on this bridge began from years ago as a
measure to ease the traffic congestion at this prime location along
Katugastota-Kandy Road. President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the
bridge amidst Pirit chanting of the Maha Sangha and walked across the
new bridge while exchanging pleasantries with the people gathered around
President Rajapaksa said this construction activity was long delayed
and added that he commenced this work as Minister of Highways and also
as Prime Minister. Today, I am happy to declare open this new bridge as
the President, he said.