Five wedding ceremonies have been carried out on Sinamale’ bridge on Friday.
Sinamale’ bridge, connecting Male’ and Hulhule’, was officially opened on Thursday night and the opportunity opened by the government to hold wedding ceremonies on the bridge was met with huge support.
The cost of food, decorations and photography was borne by the government.
The government opened the opportunity to hold weddings on the bridge and began giving out forms on August 5.
While the wedding ceremonies took place till 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, all the couples married on the bridge today celebrated their first marriage.
The Sinamale’ bridge was officially inaugurated by President Abdulla Yameen and the Chairman of the Chinese Development Corporation, Wang Xiaotao.
The opening of the bridge was followed by a laser show and fireworks. Although the bridge was officially opened on Thursday night, the bridge would be opened for public transportation on September 7.
The bridge is 2 kilometers long and 20.3 meters wide and will allow vessels as high as 12 meters to travel beneath it while its highest region will measure about 20 meters.