Kushma and Mudikuwa : Asia’s Longest Suspension Bridge in Parbat ,Nepal


Kushma and Mudikuwa connecting bridge

Kushma and Mudikuwa connecting bridge which is  359-meter-long and 157-meter-high suspension bridge connecting Kushma and Mudikuwa, the district headquarters of Parbat district, is claimed to be the longest and tallest in Asia. The suspension bridge constructed in the gorge of Modikhola has been constructed from single span.

Construction company Muktinath & Om Gita JV has completed the construction of the bridge four months ahead of schedule due to the support of locals and ease of construction materials. The cost of the bridge is Rs.76 lakh 99 thousand . The Kushma-Jyadi bridge built in 2066 BS has 344 meters and the Kushma-Kaiya bridge built in the last 72 September has a length of 347 meters and a height of 146 meters.

Kushma and Mudikuwa-Notes Nepal
Kushma and Mudikuwa

All three of Kushma’s bridges are the first, second and third of the country’s tallest. A ‘tall and long’ bridge is to be built on the mountain, which has earned a reputation as a bridge district. The tallest and longest bridge so far connecting the mountain headquarters Kushma with the neighboring district Baglung from Lovelidanda in Badagaun of Kushma to Kukurgadhe in Baglung Municipality-14 Narayan.

Half a dozen sky bridges have been built in Kushma after the Kushma-Jyadi bridge built a decade ago has facilitated the residents of Kushma and Katuwachowpari. A bridge is being built to connect Kushma between Kaligandaki and Modi rivers to Baglung on one side and other wards of Kushma and Phalewas municipality on the other side.Kushma and Mudikuwa 

Less than a decade after the country’s 344-meter-long and 135-meter-high Kushma-Jyadi bridge was built, half a dozen bridges of similar nature have been built around Kushma. Kushma-Mudikuwa, Kushma-Kaiya, Khareha-Adhikariphant bridges have come into operation. Kushma-Kaiya has connected Kushma to Ward No. 14 of Baglung Municipality. Kushma and Mudikuwa 

The bridge to be constructed at a length of 525 meters and a height of 200 meters has been surveyed by the Department of Local Infrastructure Development of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development. Engineer Hemraj Sharma, who was deployed in the survey, informed that the cost of the bridge will be calculated at a suitable place after surveying three places in Kushma.

Kushma and Mudikuwa-Notes Nepal
Kushma and Mudikuwa connecting bridge

“More than 500 meters in length has been seen from all the three places,. Among the various places in Kushma, the area of ​​Mount View Hotel side in Lovelidanda may be suitable.  The bridge is suitable as it is a populated area of ​​different people. “Once the bridge is built, settlement expansion and other development are also needed . Kushma and Mudikuwa

“There is public land elsewhere. We have to choose suitable land for commercial and settlement expansion.” land is being selected to build a bridge covering all Kushma. “The Balewa airport has to be included,” he said, adding that “Kushma’s business interests should also be taken into consideration.” About 30,000 people will benefit.

The bridge is needed as it is considered very important in terms of tourism. “The bridge is taller and longer than the one built so far,” “Those who want prosperity from tourism in Baglung and Kushma should give priority to this bridge.”Surrounded by two big rivers, Kushma is being built closer to the settlements of Waripari by high bridges.

Half a dozen sky bridges have been built in Kushma after the Kushma-Jyadi bridge built a decade ago has facilitated the residents of Kushma and Katuwachowpari. A bridge is being built to connect Kushma between Kaligandaki and Modi rivers to Baglung on one side and other wards of Kushma and Phalewas municipality on the other side .Kushma and Mudikuwa

Less than a decade after the country’s 344-meter-long and 135-meter-high Kushma-Jyadi bridge was built, half a dozen bridges of similar nature have been built around Kushma. Kushma-Mudikuwa, Kushma-Kaiya, Khareha-Adhikariphant bridges have come into operation. Kushma-Kaiya has connected Kushma to Ward No. 14 of Baglung Municipality. Kushma and Mudikuwa

Kushma-Mudikuwa connects Kushma and Phalewas municipalities. Kushma-Adhikariphant has connected Pipaltari, Ward No. 10 of Kushma.The suspension bridge with bungee jump from Kushma’s upper bazaar is being built by the private sector. Local businessmen have started preparations for the operation of tourist sports including bungee and sky cycling by constructing a bridge with an investment of around Rs 150 million. Kushma and Mudikuwa

A bridge has been constructed at Modikhola connecting Kushma-7 Khareha and Kushma-9 Katuwachowpari. work has already started on a 544-meter-long and 160-meter-high bridge connecting Kushma-1 Pang to Baglung Bazaar. This bridge will be a world record bridge built from a single span. Kushma and Mudikuwa

The bridge, estimated to cost Rs 50 million, is expected to improve the livelihood of Kushma and Baglung residents as well as their livelihood. Including the new bridge, the number of high bridges around Kushma Bazaar will reach eight.

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