• A villager makes his way across the bridge that connects Qasamabad village to Baghban village, Kajran district, Day Kundi province, Dec. 10.  The footbridge is the only one across the Varkdan River for at least seven kilometers.  Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition Special Operations Forces assessed the condition of the bridge to determine possible ways to improve upon the structure.

    ANASF and CF assess bridge construction in Day Kundi province

    A villager makes his way across the bridge that connects Qasamabad village to Baghban village, Kajran district, Day Kundi province, Dec. 10. The footbridge is the only one across the Varkdan River for at least seven kilometers. Afghan National Army...

  • An Afghan National Army Special Forces commander hands out radios to locals after the completion of a bridge assessment in Qasamabad village, Day Kundi province, Dec. 10.  ANASF and coalition Special Operations Forces assessed the condition of the bridge to determine possible ways to improve upon the structure.

    ANASF and CF assess bridge construction in Day Kundi province

    An Afghan National Army Special Forces commander hands out radios to locals after the completion of a bridge assessment in Qasamabad village, Day Kundi province, Dec. 10. ANASF and coalition Special Operations Forces assessed the condition of the...

DAY KUNDI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition Special Operations Forces conducted a bridge assessment in Qasamabad village, Kajran district, Day Kundi province Dec. 10.
The footbridge is the number one priority for the Kajran District Development Council.
The bridge, which connects the villages of Qasamabad and Baghban, is a vital thoroughfare between the villages and is the only footbridge across the Varkdan River for at least seven kilometers.
The assessment team looked at the safety and weight capacity of the bridge and allowed the ANASF to work with local elders to solicit bids for project construction.
During the assessment, local elders stated that the bridge is used by all villagers travelling along the river valley and provides access to the school shared between the two villages. The local elders also said multiple people are killed each year from falling into the river and an improved bridge will prevent these deaths as well as increase the foot traffic in the area.
A coalition SOF team member reported that the completion of the bridge will go a long way to help villagers in the area and show the positive effect of ANSF and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan being involved in the communities.

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