The New Kelani Bridge, constructed in Sri Lanka for the first time with advanced technology, will be vested with the public today.
The opening will take place under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa at a special function at 6 this evening.
The New Kelani Bridge has been named the “Golden Gate Kalyani” or Kalyani Ran Pivisuma.
The six-lane bridge extends southwards from the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway and divides towards the Port Access Road ending at the Ingurukade Intersection and the Baseline Road ending at the Orugodawatte Intersection.
The new Kelani Bridge is expected to be a major factor in enhancing the beauty of Colombo.
The bridge consists of two sections; the extradosed bridge section over the river, and the steel box girder viaduct section over the existing roadway.
Both technologies are used for the first time in Sri Lanka.