Angolan government builds bridge over river Catumbela in Benguela province

29 July 2009

Luanda, Angola, 29 July – The Angolan government has invested around US$40 million in the construction of a bridge over the river Catumbela which is 438 metres long, 10 metres wide and takes four lanes of traffic, writes O País newspaper.

The newspaper says that the bridge, with architecture similar to that of the Vasco da Gama bridge in Lisbon, makes road traffic between Lobito and Beguela safer and more fluid.

The bridge which is located between the former sugar factory and Benguela train station (CFB) substitutes the previous iron bridge that was over 100 years old.

The new bridge, built over two years by more than 400 workers, should open to traffic in the next few days. (macauhub)