New bridge in Tete, Mozambique due to be delivered in October 2014

16 October 2013

The second bridge of the River Zambezi in the city of Tete, in the central region of Mozambique, is expected to open to traffic in October 2014, as set out in the contract to award the project, the project’s director, engineer José Frutoso said.

The consortium building the bridge is made up of Portuguese companies Mota-Engil Engenharia e Construção, Soares da Costa Construções and Opway and the bridge is expected to cost 105.26 million euros.

Frutoso told daily newspaper Notícias that on Wednesday the bridge’s platform would be finished, and that after that finishing work would be carried out including supplying electricity and installing the handrail on both sides.

“After the final concreting work, we will move into the finishing stages that involves building curb-ways, safety rails and laying asphalt on the main platform,” Frutuoso said.

The new bridge over the Zambezi River in the city of Tete is located about 5 kilometres downstream of the current bridge and will be 715 metres long and 14.80 metres wide including both the road and pavements on either side.

The bridge that is under construction as part of the “New Tete Bridge and Roads” concession will be used for heavy traffic and free up the current bridge for cars and motorcycles. (macauhub)