China Roads and Bridge Corporation due to start building Maputo-Catembe bridge soon

24 June 2014

Work to build the bridge over Maputo bay linking the capital’s downtown area to the Catembe municipal district is due to being soon, the Mayor of Maputo, David Simango, told Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

Simango said that problems delaying construction of the bridge had been overcome, notably rehousing of families living in the area earmarked for the bridge to be built.

At the opening of the 3rd Ordinary Session of the Municipal Council, Simango also said that another issue that delayed construction was the need to make significant changes to the bridge’s design project.

The bridge will no longer have pillars in the sea in order to allow full navigability of the access channel to the port of Maputo, as was noted by Empresa de Desenvolvimento de Maputo Sul, the state body responsible for the work.

The facility, which will be just over 3 kilometres long, will have a 680-metre platform over the bay, with pillars at either end in the port of Maputo and another on the Catembe side.

The project was awarded to the China Roads and Bridge Corporation (CRBC), which was also awarded the tender to build the ring road around the Mozambican capital. (macauhub/MZ)