The longest span cable stayed span in Khouzestan, Iran, the Lali Bridge carries an old road across the new reservoir formed by the massive new Gatwand Olya Dam. The roadway was briefly 150 meters above the Karun River in early 2011 before the lake began to fill up behind the dam. The river surface went from an elevation of 104 meters to 230 meters at full reservoir. The Karun River has the greatest discharge of any river in Iran and is hence the most important power producing waterway in the country.


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