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Uzbekistan-Afghanistan Friendship Bridge, 18 December 2001 (Photo: Cecilio Ricardo/US Air Force).
The USSR extended two 1 520 mm gauge railway lines short distances across the Soviet border into Afghanistan.
- A short extension from what is now Turkmenistan to Towraghondi in Afghanistan.
- A line crossing the border from what is now Uzbekistan over the Friendship Bridge into Afghanistan.
Turkmen Railways locomotive at Towraghondi (Photo: Afghanistan Customs Department)
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