Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 28
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has attended the opening of a bridge over the Kur River on the Hajigabul-Bahramtapa highway in the city of Shirvan.
The president cut the ribbon symbolizing the official opening of the facility.
Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov told President Aliyev that the bridge is 317 meters in length and nearly 15 meters in width.
The outdated metal bridge was creating serious traffic problems. Although it had been repaired several times, the replacement of the bridge with a new one was urgently needed. The construction started in 2011 and it is now ready for operation.
It was said that construction and installation work was carried out on the old bridge to ensure continuous and safe traffic flow.