Mbanza Kongo, Angola, 9 May – A 44 metre-long and eight metre-wide concrete bridge over the Mponzo River, on the 210 national road between Mbanza Congo and Luanda in Angola, was inaugurated Friday, replacing another bridge that was built during colonial times.
The bridge, which was built by the China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), cost US$3 billion and took eight months to build. The bridge can take loads of up to 60 tons.
The bridge, which has two traffic lanes, is located 75 kilometres from the city of Mbanza Kongo and sets out the border with the Tomboco municipal area.
National Road 210 is paved from Mbanza Kongo as far as the municipal headquarters of Nzeto, along 250 kilometres, and the Nzeto/Bengo section of the road has yet to be paved. (macauhub)