Azerbaijan and Iran laid the foundation for the railway bridge over the Astara River: the foundation for the railway bridge over the Astara River, which divides the city of Astara on the Iran-Azerbaijan border into two sides.
The ceremony was attended by Azerbaijani Minister of Economy Şahin Mustafayev and Iranian Minister of Communication and Information Technologies, Mahmoud Vaezi, as well as the heads of railway institutions of both countries Cavid Gurbanov and Muhsin Purseid Ağai.
The length of the steel-concrete-made bridge will be 82,5 meters, the width is 10,6 meters. The construction of the bridge is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The bridge will be part of the North-South railway corridor, combining Iran and Azerbaijan railway networks.
Under the agreement, the bridge over the river Astara will be built jointly. In addition to the bridge, Gazvin-Rasht and Astara (Iran) - Astara (Azerbaijan) railways will be constructed.