Top 5 longest bridges in Africa
What bridge is the longest in Africa? Has it ever crossed your mind? Most times, in our day-to-day lives, we often find ourselves within bridges and tunnels.
There, if you are curious just quite enough, you might want to get acquainted with this knowledge.
We have compiled the list of the top 5 longest bridges in Africa:
5. Dona Ana bridge, Mozambique
Still in Mozambique, is the Dona Ana bridge. The bridge is effectively linking the two halves of the country. It was originally constructed as a railway bridge to link Malawi and the Moatize coal fields to the port of Beira. The bridge is 3.67 kilometers long.
4. Island Bridge, Mozambique
Mozambique seems to have lots of long bridges. The Island Bridge connects the Island of Mozambique, the former capital of colonial Portuguese East Africa to the mainland over the Indian Ocean. The bridge was completed in 1969 and measures 3.8 kilometers long.
3. Suez Canal Bridge, Egypt
The bridge is also known as the Egyptian-Japanese Friendship Bridge. The bridge links the continents of Africa and Eurasia and was built with assistance from the Japanese government. It measures 3.9 km, making it one of the longest bridges in Africa.
2. Third Mainland Bridge, Nigeria
Located in Lagos, Nigeria is the second largest in Africa. The bridge travels from the mainland to Lagos Island. Constructed by Julius Berger Nigeria PLC and inaugurated by President Ibrahim Babangida in 1990. It measures about 10.5 km in length.
1. 6th October Bridge, Egypt
Currently the longest bridge in Africa is The 6th October Bridge in Cairo, Egypt. The construction of the bridge took nearly 30 years. It was inaugurated in 1996. The bridge is built along the River Nile, measuring 20.5 kilometers long.
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