New bridge over River Kwanza in Angola ready by end of August

4 June 2010

Luanda, Angola, 4 June – the new bridge of the River Kwanza, in Angola’s Bengo province, is due to be concluded by the end of August this year providing road access between the areas of Cabala and Muxima, Angola’s Minister for Urbanism and Construction said Thursday.

Cited by Angolan news agency Angop, Minister José Ferreira said that the project was in its final stages, with just three spans left to be built, as well as paving and access roads, construction of which was due to begin in the next few days, in order to make it possible to finish the bridge by the deadline agreed in the contract.

The bridge, which is 1,534 metres long and 14.6 metres wide, is made up of a reinforced concrete platform, supported on pillars, two of which stand in the River Kwanza.

According to the bridge’s designer, Armando Rito, the bridge will have a lifetime of around 100 years with minimum maintenance.

The work began in November 20008 and is in the hands of Portuguese construction company, Teixeira Duarte. (macauhub)