List of bridges in Kunar Province

As of the opening of the Guryak Truck Bridge in February 2009 there were three bridges crossing the Kunar River in Kunar Province.[1][2][3] The Konar Provincial Reconstruction Team is working on four additional new bridges. The bridges are designed to last sixty years. According to Lieutenant Neil Myers USN, of the Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team the popularity of the bridges stopped insurgents from attacking the bridges.

Bridges in Konar Province
completed name location notes
Nawabad Bridge Nawabad
  • Built prior to the 2001 invasion.
  • Crosses the Kunar River.
  • Road approaches paved in 2009.[4]
Asmar
Senji Bridge[6]
2006-09-18 Pesh Bridge FOB Ghazni
  • Completed in just one month.[7]
2008-02-00 Matin Bridge Pesh valley
  • Old bridge was washed away in a flood in 2007.[8]
2009-02-17 Guryak Truck Bridge Chapadara district
2009-x-x Khas Konar Truck Bridge Khas Konar
2009-x-x Marawara Truck Bridge Marawara District
2009-x-x Bar Sholtan Truck Bridge Shigal District
2009-x-x Saw Truck Bridge Gaziabad District

References

  1. ^ Neil Myers (28 July 2009). "Team Joins Divided Afghan Districts With Bridges". American Forces Press Service. Archived from the original on 1 June 2009.
  2. ^ Neil Myers (31 July 2009). "Building Bridges in Afghanistan". Konar Provincial Reconstruction Team. Archived from the original on 9 August 2009.
  3. ^ Neil Myers (31 July 2008). "Reconstruction team 'bridges' divided Afghan districts" (PDF). FB Monitor. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 January 2009.
  4. ^ David Hopkins (5 March 2009). "1-32 Infantry helps community through road project in Afghanistan". Fort Drum Mountaineer. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Kunar" . Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 946.
  6. ^ Mary-Lou Gormy (10 July 2009). "Hill technical sergeant named AF Most Outstanding Airman". Hilltop Times. Archived from the original on 10 August 2009.
  7. ^ Michael Pintiglio (18 September 2006). "Allies open bridge to Kunar future". Fort Drum Daily News. Archived from the original on 18 September 2009.
  8. ^ "Matin bridge to connect village to Pech Road". NATO. 17 January 2008. Archived from the original on 16 July 2009.
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