Austrian bridge specialist MCE GmbH awarded for the turnkey reconstruction of the Kochchikade Bridge Sri Lanka
The old two lane Kochchikade Bridge was built in 1936 during Colonial Times to establish a continuous road link between the southern and northern part along the east coast of Sri Lanka. This road link, named Paliyagoda – Puttalam Road (A3), is one of the trunk roads of Sri Lanka connecting several highly populated cities along this corridor. The existing bridge got structurally weak over the decades and exceeded its structural design life. Therefore, the replacement of the Kochchikade Bridge became unavoidable and was a substantial contribution to keep up the A3 highway infrastructure connecting Colombo with Puttalam.