Bridges over Lucite and Mussapa river in Manica, Mozambique open

27 May 2010

Maputo, Mozambique, 27 May – The bridges over the Lucite and Mussapa river, in Mozambique’s Manic province, respectively built by consortium CMC-África Austral and CETA, over the last 24 months, are due Thursday to be inaugurated by the Mozambican President, Armando Guebuza, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The two bridges, which were finished in April, cost the state treasury around US$18 million.

The bridges, which are 220 and 116 metres long, respectively, were built along national road 260, linking Chimoio, Dombe and Espungabera, crossing the tourist regions of Chimucono and Chimanimani, in Sussundenga district.

As they are located along a road that is strategic for the circulation of people and goods, the bridges over the Lucite and Mussapa rivers, will also bring an end to the regular isolation of Mossurize district in the rainy seasons.

A third bridge over the Nhancurara river is due to be finished in September of this year.

The bridges over the three waterways were destroyed over 30 years ago by South Rhodesian aviation, under the regime of Ian Smith. (macauhub)