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niranjana • Mar 26, 2012

Ahvaz Bridge - Middle East's Longest Cable Bridge Inaugurated

This week saw the inauguration of the Ahvaz cable bridge, in Iran, in the presence of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Located in the city of Ahvaz, in Iran’s southern province of Khuzestan, the bridge will be the  longest cable bridge in Middle East.

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Having 22 pillars to support it, the bridge spans over a length of 1,014 meters. The bridge will be connecting Takhte-Soleiman and Zand. It is the 8th bridge built crossing the Karun River in Ahvaz. “Around 158 concrete props, 150 centimeters in diameter and at the depth of 30 to 46 meters, as well as 22 pillars with a height of 5 to 17 meters have been used in the construction of the bridge,” said Mr. Mansour Katanbaf, the mayor of Ahvaz. The road is metallic and it is built using some of the most advanced technologies.

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was present during this inauguration as a part of a tour to inaugurate a number of mega-projects. After this inauguration Ahmadinejad also was present at the inauguration of 10,444 housing units which are a part of the Mehr housing project scheme. These houses will be allotted to low income citizens. This was followed by the inauguration of various other mega-projects which include developmental, sports projects and 1,000 residential units in Andimeshk.

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